The cast of 'Friends' on the HBO Max reunion special (Photo: WarnerMedia/YouTube)

So no one told the cast of Friends their reunion was gonna be this way. The world’s a mess, we’re all stressed and, according to Jimmy Kimmel, network television is DOA. But just like back in the ’90s, Monica, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe are there for you. After a year-long coronavirus-caused delay, the Friends reunion special is ready to be streamed on HBO Max starting May 27. WarnerMedia dropped the first trailer for the get-together following their upfront extravaganza, which also teased early looks at James Gunn’s Peacemaker TV series starring John Cena and Sarah Jessica Parker’s eagerly-anticipated Sex and the City revival. (Watch the Friends: The Reunion trailer above.)

Speaking with People magazine, Jennifer Aniston described the intense emotions of meeting up with her old pals — Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer — over a quarter century after the show’s 1994 debut. “Oh God, how are we going to get through this alive, without just crying our faces off?” she remembers thinking. And the trailer reveals that the cast’s tears flow early and often throughout the special. Walking around the reconstructed set of Monica’s apartment, Aniston immediately asks, “Where’s the tissue box?”