A Frasier reboot is happening but the real question is, which version of the reboot are we going to get? Kelsey Grammer has confirmed that they are in the works on a revival of sorts of the classic sitcom. This is something we first heard about in July 2018 but now, the actor behind Dr. Frasier Crane has confirmed personally that they are currently trying to hammer the story down. The only problem is that, at present, they have six different ideas.
Kelsey Grammer was spotted last month holding a script for said Frasier reboot, which had fans rather excited. During a recent interview on U.K. chat show Lorraine, the actor revealed that what he was carrying was actually a folder that houses six different ideas for the proposed return of the highly successful sitcom. Here's what he had to say about it.
"That little folder is filled with six different ideas that are all kind of in contention for what may be the new Frasier, but we'll see. A continuation of Frasier. It's a fun idea. They're similar, it's a new life, in a new city, that kind of thing is where we're headed. "
Frasier was originally a spin-off of Cheers which saw the character moving from Boston to Seattle in order to host his own radio show, offering callers psychiatric help. Per Kelsey Grammer's new comments, he'll be heading somewhere new again, should the show move forward. The series finale saw Dr. Crane boarding a plane for Chicago, so perhaps that would be a good place to start?
Kelsey Grammer previously indicated that he would like the core cast members from the show to be involved with any sort of revival, meaning we would likely see some classic Niles shenanigans from David Hyde Pierce, as well as Peri Gilpin as Roz and Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon. Unfortunately, John Mahoney, who played the elder Crane on the series, passed away last year. Grammar also addressed this in the interview, expressing that someone would need to be brought in to help fill those big shoes.
"Of course, John Mahoney died a couple of years ago. He was terrific. So you would have to kind of replace that energy, sort of like what they did on Cheers with Coach, they found Woody, who sort of had the same kind of sensibility."
The original run of Frasier lasted an impressive eleven seasons on NBC, airing from 1993 to 2004. During that time, 264 episodes made it to air and the show racked up a staggering 37 Emmy wins, a record that lasted for some time until Game of Thrones recently topped it. Created by David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee, It remains the most successful spin-off in TV history. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details on the show are made available. This was previously reported by The Sun.