It was recently reported that Kelsey Grammer had teased a filming date for a sequel to the popular series, Frasier. Now, it’s official, as Paramount+ picks up the sequel to to the hit series. In the sitcom, Grammer plays a psychiatrist-turned-radio host, Dr. Frasier Crane. Fans will recall that the original series came in the wake of Kelsey’s role in the other hit comedy, Cheers. Now we are thrilled to hear that he is officially returning for another season or two on Paramount+.
Frasier sequel heading to Paramount+
The Frasier sequel has been in the works for a long time, but finally, Paramount+ has given it the green light. The sitcom stars Kelsey Grammer in the titular role, and he is also an executive producer. Meanwhile, his character is a psychiatrist-turned-radio host Dr. Frasier Crane.
The project was announced as being in development at the Paramount+ February 2021 launch event. However, the good news is that Frasier is now officially picked up as a series. So far, no news is available as to the number of episodes, but it will likely be 10, as with many other series these days.
Meanwhile, no details about the new series have been released, beyond the fact that Frasier Crane (Grammer) has moved to a different city. This means he will be surrounded by new characters. However, apparently, others on the former series’ cast will not be series regulars but could make guest appearances on the show.
However, Frasier’s father, Martin Crane, was played by John Mahoney, who has since died. Meanwhile, his dad’s cute Jack Russell terrier Eddie Crane has also died since the show last aired.
How did Frasier first happen?
Fans first met the psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (Grammer) on the Boston set of the NBC sitcom hit Cheers. He was a popular character who regularly visited the pub. However, his character moved back to his hometown of Seattle, which was the location for the spinoff series Frasier. In that series, he was also joined by new characters, while occasionally, Cheers alums enjoyed a cameo or two.
The series ran on NBC for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004 and also starred David Hyde Pierce as Frasier’s brother along with Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin and the late John Mahoney. Moreover, it went on to become one of the most celebrated comedy series of the 1990s and 2000s, nabbing the most Emmy Awards won by a scripted series, 37. These included five consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Grammer was a four-time Emmy winner for his role.
As noted by Deadline, in July, Grammer confirmed in an interview that they were in the “final stages of the final script for the first episode.” He went on to say that as he went through the script, he cried because he was so happy.
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