The reunion was nearly two years in the making. Winston wrote on the day of the premiere that he'd had his first meeting about it 22 months prior. Along with his many thank-yous, Winston thanked the creators of the original series: Kevin Bright, David Crane, and Marta Kauffman. "You created one of the best shows of all time. Thanks for trusting me with your baby," he wrote.
Really, though, thank you, Ben Winston, for making this reunion special happen. We'll be watching it again and again on HBO Max for a very long time.