‘Friends’ Creator Explains Why Reboot Is ‘Never Gonna Happen’

“Grace and Frankie” EP Marta Kauffman won’t be writing the one where Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Ross reunite

Sorry, “Friends” fans. The ’90s nostalgia trend that’s led to¬†reboots of classic TV series “Full House” and “The X Files” will not extend to the Central Perk, so says “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman.

“Nope, never gonna happen,” Kauffman told TheWrap during an interview about her new Netflix series, “Grace and Frankie.”

Kauffman’s not squashing your hopes and dreams without reason.

“That show was about a time in your life when your friends are your family,” Kauffman said. “Once you begin to have a family of your own, that is no longer the case, and your priorities shift. So the show is over.”

Besides, Kauffman added, as much as people might want to see Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Ross together again, there’s no guarantee a reboot will live up to their fond memories.

“It’s much better that people want it, than that they get it and don’t like it,” Kauffman said. “The fear is, well, it’ll never be what it was.”

So while Kauffman stands by her and co-creator David Crane’s decision to leave “Friends” off the remake list, fans can still binge-watch the series on Netflix — where Kauffman’s new comedy “Grace and Frankie” premieres on May 8.

For more on “Grace and Frankie,” check out part two of TheWrap’s interview with Marta Kauffman next week.

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