Paramount+ has officially greenlit the long-awaited revival of Frasier.
Kelsey Grammer, who played the titular psychiatrist-turned-radio host, is set to reprise his role.
The effort for a revival has been led by Grammer, who in 2018 began soliciting interest for a new Frasier series that would place his character in a different city. Eventually, the project was established at Paramount+, and it was announced in February 2021 the streamer was developing a follow-up to the series. The project has now formally picked up to series.
Beyond the fact that it is centered on Frasier Crane’s next chapter in a different city, little else is known about the new series. The remaining original cast members, including Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves and David Hyde Pierce aren’t anticipated to be regulars but may make guest appearances.
The multicamera comedy is written by Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli. The duo will also executive produce, along with Grammer, Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon.
A spinoff of Cheers, Frasier ran from 1993 to 2004 on NBC. Thirty-seven Emmys were awarded to the sitcom created by David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee, including five consecutive wins for best comedy series from 1994 to 1998. For playing Frasier and Niles Crane, respectively, Grammer and Pierce received four Emmy awards apiece.