Matthew Perry completes the ‘Friends’ circle and joins Instagram

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At long last, Friends star Matthew Perry joined Instagram this weekend. He’s the last core member from the record-setting 1990s sitcom to jump on the social media platform.

“This is how thrilled I am to finally be on Instagram,” he wrote, accompanying the sentiment with a GIF of his Friends character Chandler Bing dancing. “So, here we go…”

Perry has jumped in with a splash, accumulating 4.4 million follows in a single day, per his representatives who likely want to capitalize on the new engagement. He’s now up to nearly 7 million followers. Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram debut set a Guinness World Record back in October as the quickest account to a million followers.

Perry’s entry continues the momentum for the approaching 25th-anniversary celebration of the Friends series. Pop-up stores and various exhibits will likely add more viewers for the release of the show’s episode archives—set to launch with the streaming platform, HBO Max. HBO Max reportedly paid $425 million for the rights to stream the series for five years starting in 2020, in what is essentially a cash transaction within WarnerMedia as it owns HBO and its entities.

Perry—with fellow stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc—has reportedly reached an agreement in principle with Warner Bros. TV, who produced the show, to do an hour-long special

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Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.