'Ready to go' - Frasier plans to return next year with the original cast 6 months ago

'Ready to go' - Frasier plans to return next year with the original cast

Well, this is exciting.

Frasier is said to be finally making the long and anticipated return to TV with a brand new series set to air next year.

According to Kelsey Grammer, who spoke about it on In Depth with Graham Bensinger, the show is currently "ready to go" and they're just looking to now secure a network deal with a hope for a mid-2020 launch:

"We’ve hatched the plan, what we think is the right way to go. [We’re] working on a couple of possible network deals that we’re sorting."

"We just have to staff it and find somebody who wants to give us money for it. You never know."

Kelsey also noted that any new episodes would focus on Frasier's relationship with his son Frederick and his continued hunt for love.

"I’d want everybody back. We would need to deal with that within the storytelling, but I’d want everybody back, if they want to come back. Which they seem to, thankfully."

Obviously, one major character will be missing if the series does go-ahead for a reboot next year.

Frasier's dad in the show, played by John Mahoney, passed away last year and so, Kelsey admitted this is something they would need to address.

The show, itself a spin-off of Cheers, originally ran for 11 seasons, with the final episode airing in May 2004.