It’s official – the Frasier revival is happening and the star of the series, Kelsey Grammar, is ready to share some details about the upcoming series.
In an interview with WNBC New York, Kelsey reveals that his character, Dr. Frasier Crane, who ended the original series landing at a Chicago airport, didn’t stay in the Windy City for long.
“[Frasier] thinks he’s gonna go off and do one thing, and sure enough, his life takes him in another director,” Grammar explains. But the actor does state that his character will end up “rich beyond his dreams.”
Also during the interview, Kelsey reveals who has contacted to return for the Frasier revival. Grammar notes that he has reached out to everyone, but so far, no one has officially signed on to return to the Frasier set. John Mahoney, who portrayed Frasier’s father in the original series, passed away in 2018. Grammar spoke about the absence of Mahoney by stating, “We intend to deal with that some in the first episode.”
Frasier premiered in September 1993 as a spin-off for the series Cheers. The show followed Dr. Frasier Crane as he returns to his hometown of Seattle and hosts an advice show on the radio. He reconnects with his father, Martin, and his brother Niles. Starring alongside Grammar and Mahoney on the show was Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, and Peri Gilpin.
The show came to an end in 2004 after 11 seasons. During its original run, the show scored nearly 40 Primetime Emmy Awards, including winning “Outstanding Comedy Series” for five straight years.
Kelsey Grammar Reveals When ‘Frasier’ Reboot Will Premiere
Kelsey Grammar also spoke with Collider last month about the upcoming series and when fans of the original Frasier can expect it to premiere.
“When will we see a Frasier? Probably in the first quarter of next year,” Grammar states. He does admit that he and his team don’t actually have a date to start filming the upcoming show though. “We’re still kind of breaking the story a little bit, we’re doing a polish now.” Paramount+ has already green-lit the series, there has just yet to be an official schedule for the production.
Grammar also addresses who is going to return from the original Frasier cast, despite not having any official returns quite yet.
“We think we’re going to get most of the actors back. I’m certainly hopeful that we will. I’m fairly confident that they’ll come back,” Kelsey states. He then explains that he and the cast still has a story tel tell but it can actually be told with or without them. “But I want them back because that’s what I always dreamed of.”
The Frasier reboot is reportedly being written by Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli, who will executive produce with Grammer, Tom Russo, and Jordan McMahon