After several years in limbo, the show has been officially ordered.
Frasier was one of the most beloved sitcoms of the 90s, with critics regularly praising it as one of the smartest shows on television. It featured Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane, a character originally introduced in the sitcom Cheers, a psychiatrist who runs his own radio therapy show in Seattle. For a few years now, Grammer has made no secret that he’d like to return to the role with a reboot (as is the style nowadays), and it seems he’s finally getting his wish.
Paramount Plus confirmed today that they have officially made a series order the Frasier reboot, though they have not confirmed whether or not it will have a new title. Not much of the show is currently known beyond the fact that the setting will be moved to a different city and that, beyond Grammer, it will feature a mostly-new cast. Characters from the original series, such as David Hyde Pierce as Frasier’s brother Niles and Jane Leeves as housekeeper Daphne Moon, won’t be part of the recurring cast, though they may make occasional cameos. Unfortunately, as John Maloney passed in 2018, Frasier’s father, Martin, won’t be returning to the show.
Frasier is back in the building: sequel series greenlit at Paramount+ https://t.co/v8p5gJw177
— The Guardian (@guardian) October 5, 2022
The project was originally greelit back in 2021, though the COVID-19 pandemic hampered efforts to get production rolling. As such, it’s not known how far along the production is, nor when it will be releasing.