The star confirms the return of the beloved sitcom is definitely coming soon.
Thanks to a report in Deadline, ahead of an upcoming Kelsey Grammer interview on CBS show The Talk, the star has given a status update on the return of Frasier.
With ViacomCBS officially greenlighting the show for Paramount+ last February, he discussed when filming might begin:
“Shooting? There were some conversations about October, maybe a little later. I don’t know. There are a couple of other things coming up. We’ve developed a couple of other projects that look like they’re going to shoot first..”
Grammer also talks about his emotional reaction to the script. He confirmed they’re “… in the final stages of the final script for the first episode of the Frasier reboot and it looks pretty good. I’ve had a couple of runs through it, and I cried, so you know, I’m happy.”
Details remain scant about where the show might pick up the titular character after all these years. Frasier span out of the beloved Boston bar based sitcom Cheers, returning the character to his native Seattle. However, the actor has hinted that the show may shift location again, saying:
“He thinks he’s gonna go off and do one thing, and sure enough, his life takes him in another direction. And he ends up rich beyond his dreams.”
The psychiatrist was last seen on screen when Frasier wound up its eleventh series in 2004. Of course, it feels as though the show has barely been off screen since, becoming a staple of Channel 4’s early line-up.
While David Maloney, who played the Frasier’s retired cop father Martin, passed away in 2018, its hoped (but there’s no official confirmation) that the rest of the core cast will reprise their roles, or at least guest star. That’s David Hyde Pierce as Niles, Jane Leeves as Daphne and Peri Gilpin as Roz.
Writers Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli (How I Met Your Mother) are both involved in the revival, executive producing alongside Kelsey Grammer.
We’ll keep you posted on Frasier.