“Cheers” co-creator James Burrows is set to direct the first two episodes of the Paramount+ spin-off reboot.
Once again, Frasier Crane is having his tossed salad and scrambled eggs Northeast style.
The “Frasier” revival series on Paramount+ has announced that the adventures of psychiatrist Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) will bring him back to the city of Boston. Frasier originally appeared in the Boston-set “Cheers” and moved to Seattle, ahead of the excellent “Frasier.”
“Cheers” co-creator and executive producer James Burrows will direct the first two episodes of the “Frasier” reboot, with the pilot taping Friday, Feb. 3 in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles. Species was reported. Burrows also directed the original first “Frasier” episode in 1993, “The Good Son.”
The official log for the “Frasier” reboot teases that the title character will enter the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston, Mass., where he’ll face new challenges, make new relationships and finally fulfill an old dream or two.
Billed as a “sequel” to the original sitcom, “Frasier” has since recast Frasier’s son Frederick, with Jack Cutmore-Scott (“Oppenheimer,” “Tenet”) taking over the role from Trevor Einhorn. The cast also includes new characters played by Nicholas Lyndhurst, Toks Olagundoye and Jess Salguerio. Anders Keith plays Niles Crane’s son David, however David Hyde Pierce, who played Frasier’s brother Niles, will not be returning.
“Frasier” debuted in September 1993 and ran until May 2004. The critically acclaimed NBC series won a total of 37 Emmy Awards during its 11-year run, which made history at the time. In the “Frasier” finale, Frasier (Grammer) decided to fly to Chicago to pursue his love interest (Laura Linney) instead of working in San Francisco.
The ‘Frasier’ revival will debut on Paramount+ in 2023. Starring Grammer, the series is produced by Chris Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Joe Cristalli (“Life In Pieces”) as screenwriters. Additional executive producers are Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon. The new “Frasier” comes from CBS Studios and Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions.
“He’s our brave little soldier who goes on with life and finds new challenges and new love and new people and new town and stuff,” Grammer said of the character. “I’m very excited and we will certainly always respect the past.”
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