Kelsey Grammer will return as Dr. Frasier Crane in an upcoming sequel.
The revival of Frasierlong planned, it finally becomes reality. Deadline makes it known that the streaming video service Paramount + officially gave the green light to a sequel of the hit sitcom from the 90s that will bring back Kelsey Grammer as the famous psychiatrist and radio host Frasier Crane. Here’s everything we know about the project so far.
The Frasier Revival Officially Ordered: What We Know
There has been talk of a revival of Frasier since 2018 when Grammer himself had expressed his interest in resuming one of the roles that made him more famous and won him four Emmy awards. In February 2021, on the occasion of the launch event of the Paramount + platform, the leaders of the service had announced the order of the new series which has now been formalized. Few details currently available: in addition to the return of Grammer, it is known that this sequel should count 10 episodes.
Last July Grammer had updated fans saying the authors Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) e Joe Cristalli (Life In Pieces) – also executive producers alongside him – were finalizing the draft of the first episode which, according to him, was “good enough”. “Frasier thinks he will go away and do one thing and he is pretty sure his life will take another direction – and he ends up getting rich beyond his dreams of him,” the protagonist anticipated.
Who will return from the original series?
The new series, therefore, will focus on a new chapter in the life of Frasier Crane (Grammer) in a different city. You will recall that the same original sitcom, spin-off of the Cin Cin series, followed the Grammer character moving from Boston to his hometown Seattle to start a new life surrounded by new friends. We then followed his adventures together with his father Martin (the late John Mahoneydied 2018), a retired former policeman, and Daphne (Jane Leeves), the father’s nurse, of whom Niles (David Hyde Pierce), Frasier’s brother, also a psychiatrist, was in love. Also in the revival Frasier Crane will have to deal with new characters, since for the moment none of the other members of the original cast seem to be involved in the new project; but apparently some of them might look like guest star.