Kelsey Grammer Just Landed a New TV Show ‘Paper Empire’

by Josh Lanier
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Kelsey Grammer has a lot on his plate. Along with the upcoming Frasier reboot, it was recently announced that he’ll appear in a new series loaded with big-name stars.

Grammer will star in a new series called Paper Empire, Collider said. The show follows a financial guru named Laurence Fintch who’s made a fortune swindling people using his “digital limbo” cryptocurrency. After he’s caught in an FBI sting, Fintch must figure a way out of prison so he can rebuild his empire.

According to Collider, Kelsey Grammer will play a Swiss banker named Oliver London who is the “money master” for the group.

Grammer joins a stacked cast that features Danny Glover, Denise Richards, Wesley Snipes, Robert Davi, Steve Guttenberg, Helena Mattsson, Robert Knepper, Ann Archer, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Richard Grieco. Variety reported that the cast and crew are currently filming the series, but it is still looking for a distributor.

Kelsey Grammer is also set to produce an untitled project with Alec Baldwin. He recently starred in the movie The God Committee. The film centers around a hospital committee that must decide which of three patients will receive a heart transplant and who will die.

Kelsey Grammer Gives Update on ‘Frasier’ Reboot

Fans are awaiting any news on the upcoming Paramount+ reboot of Frasier. The production team staying mum on most of the details so far. Some fans recently got a chance to ask Kelsey Grammer about what they can expect from him when he returns to the character for the third time.

Grammer is currently touring taverns to pour patrons a pint of beer from his Faith American Brewing Company. He took part in a bar crawl in New Jersey last month. He posed for photos, signed autographs, and answered questions about his career and plans. Of course, Frasier came up. Several people wanted to know how the writing and early production work is going.

“We are kicking it around,” he said. “We have a couple of ideas, and we’re pretty happy with where we are right now. We’re not so sure if everybody’s coming back, but I know there’s a third act for Frasier. Certainly, he’s got a lot of things to still explore.”

Grammer previously mentioned that he believes Frasier will leave Seattle to strike out to find a new home.

“He’s going to move,” Grammer told Fox News. “He’s going to end up in a different place in the end, … and he’s going to start what he thinks is one life, and it turns into another. I think of him as George Bailey now from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.‘ He’s about to go travel the world.”

Paramount+ picked up the show earlier this year, but there is no timetable for when we will be able to stream it.