Rumors of a Frasier revival are quickly accelerating after star Kelsey Grammer was spotted clutching what appears to be a revival script. Also carrying a cup of coffee, the actor was recently photographed in London holding a binder with a visible cover page. Zooming in on the photo reveals the name of Grammer's production company, Gramnet, as well as the Frasier title. As there aren't many other logical reasons as to why Grammer would casually be carrying around a Frasier script, the photo is furthering the speculation that an apparent reboot series is in the works.
Previously, Kelsey Grammer has expressed his interest in rebooting the show, which would see him stepping back into the role as the titular character. Last year, the actor had confirmed he was looking into the possibility of a Frasier revival, with the intention of bringing back as many original stars as possible. Grammer referred to the planned comeback as a "third act" for Frasier Crane, referring to the character's past run on Cheers before being given his own spin-off series. It was suggested that a new show would likely take Frasier out of Seattle to place him in an entirely new location.
Frasier first premiered in the fall of 1993, starring Grammer as the titular psychiatrist returning home to Seattle to become a radio advice show host. Co-starring with Grammer on the show were David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney as Frasier's brother Niles and father Martin, respectively. Jane Leeves also starred as the housekeeper Daphne, who develops a romantic relationship with Niles over the course of the series. The show ran for 11 seasons before concluding in 2004, winning thirty-seven Primetime Emmy Awards during its run. Sadly, because John Mahoney passed away early last year, Martin will of course not be a part of the possible revival.
It would not be too shocking to see Frasier return to television. Modern sequels and reboots of classic sitcoms is becoming a bit more common in recent years on various platforms. ABC pulled in huge ratings by bringing back the '90s comedy series Roseanne, even if the lead star wound up leaving the series for controversial reasons. Over on Netflix, Full House also came back as the sequel series Fuller House, bringing in nearly the entire cast of the original show. As Frasier was undoubtedly one of the most popular sitcoms of the same era, it's easy to see why there are efforts being made to bring this show back as well.
For now, there is no confirmation that a revival of Frasier is currently in the works. It could be that this is a script for a new episode of the sitcom, but even if so, the project would still need a green light. Of course, there's a chance Grammer is doing this deliberately just to get people talking, with only blank paper behind that cover page. We'll just have to see what happens. This information comes to us from TMZ.