Streamer Paramount Plus, the upcoming rebranded version of CBS All Access, has ordered a reboot of former 1993-2004 NBC sitcom “Frasier.” Kelsey Grammer will reprise his multiple Emmy Award-winning role as Dr. Frasier Crane, which he created on parent series “Cheers” in 1984. Grammer will also executive produce alongside Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli and Grammnet Productions’ Tom Russo and Jordan McMahong. The series will be produced by CBS Studios in association with Grammnet Productions, exclusively for Paramount+.
“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,” said Grammer. “I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.”
“’Frasier’ is one of the most acclaimed comedies in modern television history and truly defines premium storytelling,” said David Stapf President of CBS Studios. “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 +.”
Paramount Plus did not reveal any other talent for the reboot, or the official new setting, but David Hyde Pierce, who played Frasier’s brother Niles, has reportedly been approached.