EXCLUSIVE: The long-in-the-works Frasier followup is lastly a actuality. Paramount+ has given a collection greenlight to the multi-camera comedy, govt produced by Kelsey Grammer who’s reprising his signature character, psychiatrist-turned-radio host Frasier Crane.
As Deadline reported solely, Grammer in 2018 began fielding curiosity for a brand new Frasier collection that will characteristic the title character in a brand new metropolis and has been the driving pressure behind the efforts ever since. The undertaking was finally arrange at Paramount+ and was introduced as being in improvement on the streamer’s February 2021 launch occasion. It has now been formally picked as much as collection. The variety of episodes has not been confirmed, I hear it can probably be 10.
Details in regards to the new collection are additionally not being revealed past the truth that it’s targeted on Frasier Crane’s (Grammer) subsequent chapter in a unique metropolis. He shall be surrounded by new characters, with unique Frasier forged members not anticipated to be collection regulars however may make visitor appearances.
That is similar storytelling approach used to arrange Frasier. The psychiatrist (Grammer), launched on the Boston-set NBC hit Cheers, moved again to his hometown of Seattle for the spinoff collection the place he was joined by new characters whereas Cheers alums did occasional visitor stints.
The new incarnation of Frasier comes from writers Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life In Pieces), who exec produce with Grammer, Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon. The collection shall be produced by CBS Studios in affiliation with Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions.
In July, Grammer confirmed in an interview that they have been “within the last levels of the ultimate script for the primary episode” of the followup collection, including, “I’ve had a few runs by way of it, and I cried, so I’m completely happy.”
Frasier ran for 11 seasons between 1993 and 2004 on NBC. Created by the late David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee and produced by Grammer’s Grammnet Prods. and CBS Studios’ predecessor Paramount Network Television, Frasier starred Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, and the late John Mahoney.
One of probably the most celebrated comedy collection of the Nineties and 2000s, Frasier set a report for probably the most Emmy Awards received by a scripted collection on the time, 37, together with 5 consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Grammer, four-time Emmy winner for his starring function on Frasier, is repped by UTA and Vault Entertainment.