'Frasier' plans to return next year with the original cast
Frasier, one the most critically acclaimed comedies of all time, is set to return next year with the original cast, according to Kelsey Grammer, who spoke about it on In Depth with Graham Bensinger.
The original series centred around psychiatrist Dr Frasier Crane, who starts a radio advice show in Seattle. Rumours of a comeback have been circulating for some time now, but it appears that fans of the beloved 90s show will finally have something to look forward to.
Indeed, Grammer has teased that the reboot is "ready to go" and could potentially air as early as next summer.
Now all is left to do, Grammer says, is to secure a network deal for a reboot of the Emmy-winning series.
"We’ve hatched the plan, what we think is the right way to go," the 64-year-old actor says. "[We’re] working on a couple of possible network deals that we’re sorting. We just have to staff it and find somebody who wants to give us money for it. You never know."
"We’re sort of on standby a little bit, working on a couple of possible network deals that we’re circling, and Frasier is sort of in a second position to that. But a revisit to Frasier, Frasier’s world, is I think definitely gonna come."
Speaking about the reboot, Grammer revealed on In Depth with Graham Bensinger that the new series will be a departure from what viewers were familiar with.
"We’ll see how people respond to it, because it’s not gonna be the same place, not gonna be Seattle, it’s not gonna be the same Frasier, it’s gonna be the man in his next iteration. Hopefully, that’ll be something people like watching," he said. "It’s still his search for love, for one thing, I think that will always go on for Frasier, but [also] a connection with his son."
When asked about the release date, Grammer said: "Spring. Probably late summer next year. It’s ready to go."