Frasier will return!
Kelsey Grammer is to return in the titular role to the hit comedy in a comeback reboot after 17 years.
He’ll reprise his role as the pompous psychiatrist Frasier Crane, whom he played for 11 series.
A revival of classic sitcom is official and will air via streaming service Paramount+.
CBS Studios and Grammer’s Grammnet Productions are producing the revival, which Grammer has been working to make happen for several years.
Veteran actor Grammer said “Having spent over 20 years of my creative life on the Paramount lot, both producing shows and performing in several, I’d like to congratulate Paramount+ on its entry into the streaming world,” said. “I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.”
CBS Studios president David Stapf acclaimed the news “Frasier is one of the most acclaimed comedies in modern television history and truly defines premium storytelling,”
“There has long been a call from fans for its return, and that call is now answered thanks to the amazing Kelsey Grammer reprising his iconic role of Dr. Frasier Crane and a brilliant creative plan from Joe, Chris and Kelsey. We can’t wait to reveal its next chapter on Paramount +.”
Grammer first played Frasier Crane on Cheers in 1984 and moved on to headline Frasier, which ran for 11 seasons on NBC.
The series won 37 Emmys over its run, including five consecutive best comedy series trophies beginning in 1994 and multiple acting wins for Grammer and co-star David Hyde Pierce. The series currently streams on CBS All Access — which will become Paramount+ next week — as well as Hulu and Peacock.
There has been no confirmation if other members of the original cast will also return, although specualtion that David Hyde Pierce will not return to play Niles, Frasier’s even more neurotic psychiatrist sibling has gone down very badly on social media.