‘Frasier’ reboot: Trevor Einhorn not returning as Frederick
Einhorn has continued acting since “Frasier” aired in 2004, including a recurring role on Mad Men.
Freddy, my son, will now have a new face on “Frasier”.
The beloved Emmy Award-winning NBC sitcom has been revived at Paramount+, led by star Kelsey Grammer. Although most of the original cast will not be part of the reboot, Deadline confirmed that some characters will be reworked. Frasier Crane’s (Grammer) son Frederick is no longer played by Trevor Einhorn, but by Jack Cutmore-Scott (“Oppenheimer,” “Tenet”).
Cutmore-Scott as Freddy will also follow a very different trajectory for Frasier’s son, combining traits from his father Frasier and Martin’s grandfather (the late John Mahoney). His mother Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth) will no longer be part of the series.
The official character description for adult Freddy reads: Charming and handsome, Frasier’s son is a nuanced combination of Freddy’s father and grandfather. Years ago, Freddy refused to follow in his father’s footsteps—dropping out of college to become a firefighter—and never looked back until now, when his recent troubles left him with no one to turn to in his life. If they can overcome past differences, Freddy and Frasier will finally have a chance to heal old wounds.
Billed as a “sequel” to the original sitcom, “Frasier” also stars British actor Nicholas Lyndhurst as new character Alan Cornwall, a university professor who is Frasier’s old college friend. The synopsis for the upcoming show teases that Frasier will “travel to another city where he’ll face new challenges, make new relationships, and finally fulfill an old dream or two.”
Einhorn, the Freddy actor who made such an impression on the original series as a child, appeared in eight episodes of “Frasier.” He then appeared on Arrested Development, had a recurring guest appearance on Mad Men, and was a series regular on The Magician. Einhorn hosts the upcoming series “The Deli.”
And Einhorn is by far the only “Frasier” actor not returning for the revival: David Hyde Pierce, who played the iconic character Niles, is sitting out the series.
“We’ve been trying to bring back the whole cast for a while, the whole legacy cast,” Grammer said on Nov. 22. “David basically decided he wasn’t really interested in repeating Niles’ performance.”
Freddy (Cutmore-Scott) will officially be Frasier’s only relative on the show. Starring and executive producer Grammer noted that the reboot, written by “How I Met Your Mother” alum Chris Harris and “Life in Pieces” scribe Joe Cristalli, has been seven years in the making.
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