Last weekend Friends fans on social media were freaking out after watching a video trailer for a Friends reunion movie in 2018.
The video went viral and was viewed four million times on YouTube since it was posted on 12th January 2018. And a re-upload to a fake Will Ferrel fan page notched up and additional 52 million Facebook views.
So far, so exciting.
There’s only one problem with it. It’s not real.
It’s not the first hoax as last year a poster did the rounds on social media with the NBC logo on it which eluded to there being a new series of Friends set to hit the small screen in 2018.
The post was originally uploaded on a profile that appears to be run by David Schwimmer (aka Ross Geller). It posted the image alongside a caption that read:
“It has just been made official! All 6 cast members have signed on and we’re back for ONE more season!! #Theonewheretheycomeback #Friends2018”
It was then shared more than 360,000 times. Facebook’s attempts to tackle fake news appeared to be fall short, as sadly, none of it was true.
Suspicions probably should have been raised after fans noticed that the page had only been active for four days and that the reunion was its first ever post.
Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow have both rejected the idea of reuniting for another series in previous interviews, too.
Looks like fans will have to make do with the reruns.