A fake Facebook account, claiming to be that of actor David Schwimmer who played Ross Geller on the television hit show FRIENDS, announced that the show was being revived for a 2018 series. However, fans of the show and multiple news outlets have debunked the myth. Friends will not be revived, although there are still many ardent fans asking for it.
A now-deleted poster on the FB page “David Schwimer” (search name Ross Gheler) announced:
The post claimed that all 6 actors have come together for a one-off season in 2018. Hindustan Times reports that within 48 hours of the poster going online, it was shared by over 350,000 people.
But almost immediately, many people clearly saw through the discrepancies, starting with the obvious misspellings of both actor David Schwimmer’s name and the name of character Ross Geller. This aside, the show’s producers and the cast have repeatedly denied that the show will be revived.
Twitter couldn’t come to terms with the news:
For those who are freaking out over the supposed #FriendsReunion stuff, the @DavidSchwimmer FB page is a fake. There’s NO new Friends season pic.twitter.com/OOSJeOSPYd
— #BROKEN Ezra Vickrey (@Deadman469) May 6, 2017
When you realize the new season of Friends was all a hoax pic.twitter.com/Uutz0pcW1y
— Erin Penning (@Erin_Penning) May 7, 2017
Nothing would make me happier than a new season of Friends but it’s probably not even true ??? pic.twitter.com/ugo2eSoTex
— Jen Humston (@JenHumston) May 6, 2017
For the truly heart-broken, there is still the box-set. Friends, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, ran from 1994 to 2004.
Image Courtesy: Friends TV Show