June 28, 2016


Marta Kauffman on ‘Friends’ Reunion: ‘We’ll Never Do It’

Jon Ragel/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Jon Ragel/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Marta Kauffman, co-creator of both the Netflix original series Grace and Frankie and the NBC sitcom Friends, spoke candidly with Deadline about the third season of her latest series and her thoughts on a Friends reunion. 

Kauffman described Friends as a "show about that time in your life when your friends are your family.” She continued: 

“Once you start having family of your own it changes, and the show was over. A show has a lifespan I believe, it has a lifespan like anything else, and there’s no reason to continue doing it just because people miss the characters. Watch the old ones, there is no way we could win that. And there’s no way it would be satisfying and it’ll never happen. We’ll never do it.”

As for Grace and Frankie, the Netflix series is filming its third season, Kauffman explained. She spoke about directing a yet-to-be-aired episode, recalling, "I can’t remember the last time I had quite that much fun working." Kauffman said the show will explore themes of "health and vulnerability and fear, and we’re really getting into much more of the specifics about ageing and living alone."

Read the complete interview here