The Frasier reboot series is officially a go at Paramount+. For years, Kelsey Grammer has been eager to revisit his iconic role as Dr. Frasier Crane with multiple attempts to reboot the series. He has finally been granted his wish as it's just been confirmed that a series revival is now in the works for the new streaming service Paramount+ with Grammer back in the role.
This update confirms recent rumors that a Frasier reboot was in consideration at Paramount+ with the streamer looking to compete with other streaming services. Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Pieces) will co-write the Frasier revival. CBS Studios and Grammer's Grammnet Productions will produce.
"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," Grammer said of the news in a statement. "I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane."
CBS Studios president David Stapf added: "Frasier is one of the most acclaimed comedies in modern television history and truly defines premium storytelling. There has long been a call from fans for its return, and that call is now answered thanks to the amazing Kelsey Grammer reprising his iconic role of Dr. Frasier Crane and a brilliant creative plan from Joe, Chris and Kelsey. We can't wait to reveal its next chapter on Paramount +."
We first saw Grammer in the role of Frasier Crane in the 1980s series Cheers before the character broke out to star in his own spinoff series. Featuring Grammer in the lead, Frasier also starred David Hyde Pierce as his brother Niles, John Mahoney as his father Martin, and Peri Gilpin as Daphne, the live-in caretaker. The series was incredibly successful with over 37 Emmy wins over its run, with five consecutive wins for Best Comedy Series. Grammer and Pierce also took in multiple Emmy wins for their performances.
This won't be the only sitcom to look forward to for Kelsey Grammer fans. He has also been set to star in an upcoming comedy series for ABC alongside Alec Baldwin. The series, which still hasn't yet been officially titled, was given a straight to series order and comes from Christopher Lloyd (Frasier, Modern Family.
There will also be other series revivals of classic shows heading to Paramount+. Even the Nickelodeon series iCarly already has a revival of its own in the works for the streamer, reuniting several of its original stars and putting them into a modern setting. Hoping to compete with theatrical releases simultaneously streaming on HBO Max for WarnerMedia, Paramount will also make big name movies like A Quiet Place Part II available on the streamer 45 days after they premiere in theaters.
If you want to revisit the original series ahead of the revival, classic episodes of Frasier are currently streaming on CBS All Access, which will soon be rebranded as Paramount+, as well as Hulu and Peacock. This news comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter.