'There's interest all the way around, and yet we can't seem to quite get that interest aligned to push the button on it, ' he said. "Today, unfortunately, it's still a maybe".
Other competing platforms like Discovery and the BBC's team-up that is releasing at some point in 2020 may also take a swipe at consumer dollars before a settlement can be reached between HBO Max's cast and crew. And from the looks of it, fans of the iconic show will have to wait a wee bit longer for the reunion special.
Left-to-right: Matt Le Blank as Joey Tribbiani, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller.
A week after the news broke, an insider confirmed to People that the cast are in talks, but nothing is official and they were in no rush to make this happen. 'It has to be the right treatment, and the right timing'.
During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in October, Aniston told the late night host that "something is happening" - though she later clarified, "But we don't know what that something is".
"Like a reboot? No", Aniston said when DeGeneres asked about the potential project.
"Listen, we would love for there to be something but we don't know what that something is", said the actress. 'So we're just trying - we're really working on something'.
Aniston also hinted at the special on Ellen just days before it was announced, cryptically stating, 'We'd love for there to be something, but we don't know what that something is. "The show was about that time in life when friends are your family", she explained, adding that life changes when your family becomes your family.
Series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman have also addressed Friends reunion rumours in the past and have hinted that they can not see the show moving beyond the ten seasons of Friends.