The Frasier sitcom sequel we told you about back in August has been “green-lit” by Paramount+. Actor Kelsey Grammer will reprise his signature character as Frasier Crane, psychiatrist turned radio host.
According to an article by Nellie Andreeva on Deadline.com, the sequel will focus on the next chapter in Frasier’s life in a new city. An entirely new cast of characters will be hired, although there is word that original Frasier cast members may make guest appearances on the new sitcom.
The original Frasier television sitcom aired on NBC for 11 years, from 1993 through 2004. Besides Grammer, other stars included David Hyde-Pierce as Frasier’s brother Niles Crane, the late John Mahoney as Frasier’s father Martin Crane, Peri Gilpin as Frasier’s radio show producer Roz Doyle, and Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon, Martin’s live-in caregiver.
According to Wikipedia, Frasier’s cast and the series itself won a record-setting 37 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the award for Outstanding Comedy Series five years-in-a-row.
Per Andreev’s article on Deadline.com, Kelsey Grammer mentioned in a July 2022 television interview that he had read through the final script for the first episode of the sequel and it made him cry; but in a good way. The writer’s room for the reboot has not been opened yet, and new cast members have yet to be hired.
Paramount+ has yet to determine how many new episodes they will be picking up, and a premiere date has yet to be set. But, we are all looking forward to see what a new cast and writing crew can create for one of television history’s most beloved sitcom characters.
In case you missed that reboot trailer I found on YouTube back in August (which had me totally fooled), here it is:
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.
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