Kelsey Grammar Makes Bold Claim About Frasier Reboot

Amid debuting an entirely new ensemble, Kelsey Grammer claims that the Frasier reboot may even be funnier than the original show. Following years of shopping the revival around, the project is finally done with production and is only waiting for its official release date. Grammer is clearly excited about coming back to the small screen as Frasier Crane, and he wants the rest of the public to share his enthusiasm.

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Speaking with The Independent, he teases what to expect from the possibly October 2023-dated Frasier reboot, particularly the new cast that they assembled to join the snooty Crane. For context, none of the original characters are returning as series regulars, although Peri Gilpin and Bebe Neuwirth are confirmed to make cameos. Read his full quote below:

“At first, you cast these people, you’ve never seen them before. And boy, by about the middle of the second show, I thought, ‘Son of a gun. He’s actually doing it. He’s like Frasier’s kid. Wow.’ So I think it’s gonna be a great discovery for people. There’s some new people on the show to really fall in love with, and arguably” – Grammer’s voice drops a few decibels – “it may even be funnier.

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Why There’s Skepticism Around The Frasier Reboot

Niles, Daphne, Frasier, and Martin hanging out at Cafe Nervosa in Frasier

Reboots in general are always tricky to handle. Over the last several years, there has been an influx of them that resulted in varying levels of success. That being said, there’s a massive risk in rebooting the Cheers spin-off because of how iconic the Seattle-based series was. One of the most decorated sitcoms of all time, Frasier was known for its witty writing and impeccable performances. Fully knowing how big of a gamble it is revisiting it is, even David Hyde Pierce turned down returning as Niles despite being asked to reprise his role.

The Boston-set Frasier reboot will bring back the titular character to his old stomping grounds on the East Coast, allowing Paramount+ to introduce a string of new supporting characters. Considering how beloved the original show’s ensemble was, this is another thing that makes people really skeptical about the project. Grammer has said nothing but praise for his new castmates, spearheaded by Nicholas Lyndhurst and Jack Cutmore-Scott, which is promising. His claim that the Frasier reboot could be funnier is so bold, however, given how sharp and witty the writing was in the original series.

As a character, Frasier thrives when he has a solid supporting cast to interact with. He had that in Cheers with Sam Malone and co., and then NBC somehow found a much better fit with the Crane family and his KACL co-workers in the Seattle-set spin-off. Now, Paramount+ has a big challenge to follow suit with the Frasier revival. At this point, only time will tell if Grammer’s bold statement is actually true.

Source: The Independent

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