Kelsey Grammer to play Frasier once again in new sequel series
Those tossed salads and scrambled eggs are calling again.
A follow-up to the classic sitcom Frasier has reportedly been greenlit, with Kelsey Grammer set to reprise his role as the title psychiatrist-turned-radio host.
After years of discussion about a reboot, Deadline has revealed that a sequel series to the show has been picked up at Paramount+ and that Grammer will be an executive producer on the project.
The outlet also reports that, while specific plot details are being kept under wraps for now, the new series will be focused on a new chapter in Frasier Crane's life in a different city.
This itself was the premise for the Seattle-set original show, which itself was a spin-off of the Boston-set Cheers on which Grammer also played Frasier.
Deadline reports that other cast members from Frasier are not expected to be series regulars on the new project as it will focus on Frasier surrounded by new characters, but, as was the case with members of the Cheers cast showing up in Frasier, that actors from the original series could make guest appearances.
It also states that the episode count for the new batch of episodes will likely be 10 and that the sequel show comes from writers Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life In Pieces).
Speaking about a potential Frasier reboot back in 2019, Grammer said:
"My hope is that we can bring it back. We're sort of shopping for the right idea. Will and Grace did a continuation when they picked up the next day, right where they left off. I don't think that's appropriate for Frasier because he was leaving town at the end of the show. He was going to explore his life in Chicago with his new lady love. Whether or not that went badly or swimmingly, who knows?
"These are the roles that we have to settle on and what he's going to do next. Maybe a professorship? Maybe he's back in private practice? We need something that puts him at odds with his brother again and his new life - Niles has a child now. We're honing in on it and we'll see if somebody wants to buy it."