‘Friends’ Reunion 2014? Nope, That’s a Rumor; Hoax ’10-Year Break’ Poster Goes Viral Again

February 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

There’s been rumors going around on Twitter saying there will be a “Friends” reunion in 2014–possibly in Thanksgiving or “after a 10-year break”–but that’s just a hoax.

On Monday, a large number of Twitter users were tweeting about a potential reunion.

It appeared to have been sparked by a poster that says “The one after the 10-year break,” but that image has been around for months.

Last month, it again surfaced and tricked many people into thinking it was real.

It shows all six stars–Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer–of the popular show that ran between 1994 and 2004.

The poster was created by 21-year-old Tom Charlie Thompson, reported The Metro about two weeks ago.

He said he created it after one of his friends asked him, but he later apologized for tricking a large number of people.

“I’m very sorry for any confusion caused. I have to say that the poster wasn’t created with the intention to upset, anger or fool anyone,” Thompson told the paper. “It wasn’t even supposed to be seen by many people. I was expecting a few ‘likes’ on Facebook by some of my friends who are also fans of the show.”

He continued: “My original poster has my Twitter name on it. Therefore, nobody should have been confused as to whether it might or might not be real. The fact it was cropped and re-uploaded by somebody else is what caused the confusion, in my opinion. An official promotional poster would not have had somebody’s Twitter name stuck to the bottom of it.”

“Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman in 2013 year said there’s no plans for a new “Friends” show or reunion–despite numerous Internet rumors saying otherwise in recent months. One rumor that’s been around since last year suggests that NBC has confirmed a new “Friends” show, but Kauffman vehemently denied those allegations.

“I’m going to clear this up—it’s not happening!” Kauffman told E! Online in April 2013.