Kelsey Grammer is bringing Dr. Frasier Crane again.
He’s doing a revival of his hit sequence “Frasier,” which initially ran on NBC from 1993-2004.
He instructed Folks journal rehearsals begin in February for the present that has been in improvement “for about six or seven years.”
“It’s been on the gradual burner,” Grammer mentioned. “We had been like, this isn’t a nasty thought. Possibly it is a good thought!”
He mentioned the plan had been to convey the unique solid again for the revival, set to stream on Paramount+. John Mahoney, who performed Frasier’s father Martin Crane, died in 2018.
Grammer mentioned David Hyde Pierce opted out of returning as Frasier’s brother.
“David principally determined he wasn’t actually taken with repeating the efficiency of Niles,” Grammer mentioned.
That’s not a nasty factor, he mentioned.
“In a really humorous method, it simply took us to a brand new place, which was what we initially needed to do anyway, which was a Frasier third act,” Grammer mentioned. “It’s a wholly new life for him.”
The brand new present will honor the characters who aren’t there, he mentioned.
“We’ll definitely be responsive about the truth that there was a brother and such,” Grammer mentioned. “However the brand new world for Frasier is considered one of new friendships — and a few new twists and turns he didn’t know had been nonetheless in there.”