Say Whaaat? A ‘Frasier’ Revival Is Coming, Original Star Kelsey Grammer Set To Return
We all know how much Hollywood loves sequels/remakes, but for some reason, this news is still surprising.
It’s being reported that a ‘Frasier’ revival series has officially been ordered at Paramount Plus. The original star of the show, Kelsey Grammer, is set to return.
Grammer played the role of Dr. Frasier Crane, and won multiple awards for his performance as the character, who holds an odd record by the way. The character first appeared in Cheers, then Wings, then Frasier, tying the record for the longest-running television character.
It seems like people just can’t quit Dr. Frasier Crane. Grammer had this to say in a statement released to the media:
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. I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.
Grammer will also serve as an executive producer on the show. The series will be produced by CBS Studios.
Apparently, the 66-year-old actor has been trying to get this revival made for a long time, so he must be very excited right now.
Frasier remains one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, having won 37 Emmy Awards over the course of its 11 seasons and 264 episodes on NBC. The series also starred David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, and Peri Gilpin, none of whom are currently attached to the revival. John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, passed away in 2018.