Frasier makes a comeback with a very British cast
Frasier fans keen to watch the reboot will have to sign up to Paramount to stream the show, which will have the snooty but loveable psychiatrist living in a new location, with more than one Brit joining the cast.
A lot will be riding on the expectations of Frasier show fans as they anticipate the successful show’s reboot this summer. Die-hard fans are already questioning where Dr Frasier Crane will be living as the finale had him setting off to Chicago last minute to follow his character’s love interest Charlotte (Laura Linney) instead of heading to San Francisco where he had a radio show job lined up.
With the entertainment press confirming that Seattle is not to be Frasier’s hometown, fans are left guessing where Frasier will be preparing his “tossed salads and scrambled eggs“. There is also speculation that the Frasier reboot will have a revised jazzy theme song.
According to rumours, radio might not be in Frasier’s future, too. Will it be TV or a podcast or something completely different, like Frasier going back to his in-person therapist days or even into academia?
Details on the plot for the Frasier reboot are slim, but Grammer has suggested that it would be centred around “something that puts him at odds with his brother again” and explore his relationship with his now adult son, Frederick, reported Smooth Radio.
Frasier will be the only character to make a full comeback for the reboot as former main characters Niles (David Hyde Pierce), Roz (Peri Gilpin), and Daphne (Jane Leeves) will not be coming back as they have prior commitments but may come back as cameos. Former cast members Martin ( Blackpool-born John Mahoney) and Martin’s cheeky dog Eddie (Moose) have sadly passed away since the original show’s finale in 2004.
It’s been reported that we will see a few new faces in the reboot, including Only Fools and Horses legend Nicholas Lyndhurst who is joining the cast as an old university friend of Frasier’s. Lyndhurst and Grammer have worked together before. They starred on stage in 2019 alongside Cassidy Janson and Danielle De Niese, the BBC reported. Grammer explained that he met the “magnificent” Lyndhurst when they appeared together in Man Of La Mancha at the London Coliseum in 2019.
Fellow British actor Jack Cutmore-Scott will play Frasier’s estranged son Frederick.
The Frasier revival will start rehearsals in “a couple of weeks” and could be on air in July, Grammer told BBC Bristol, although he admitted he’d love it to air earlier, but that’s left to the programmers to decide. Grammer has recently bought a home in Somerset’s Portishead, nearby his wife Kayte Walsh Grammer‘s family.
Paramount is also part of the SkyShowtime streaming service, you can watch all 11 seasons of Frasier there. In fact, I’ve been enjoying watching all the seasons since the beginning, I’m currently on the fourth season. I recommend this show to anyone who likes good humor.