Kelsey Grammer is set to officially reprise his multiple Emmy-award winning role as Dr. Frasier Crane in a reboot of the classic TV series Frasier.
Sporting the tag line “Frasier’s back, and he’s more exactly the same than ever,” Paramount + (the soon to be new name of CBS’ streamer CBS All Access) announced the news that a new original comedy series would see Grammer reprising his celebrated role, in addition to executive producing alongside writers Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother, The Great Indoors) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Pieces, Perfect Harmony), and Grammnet Productions’ Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon.
The series will be produced by CBS Studios in association with Grammnet Productions, exclusively for Paramount+.
“Having spent over 20 years of my creative life on the Paramount lot, both producing shows and performing in several, I’d like to congratulate Paramount+ on its entry into the streaming world,” said Grammer. “I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.”
“Frasier is one of the most acclaimed comedies in modern television history and truly defines premium storytelling,” said David Stapf President of CBS Studios. “There has long been a call from fans for its return, and that call is now answered thanks to the amazing Kelsey Grammer reprising his iconic role of Dr. Frasier Crane and a brilliant creative plan from Joe, Chris and Kelsey. We can’t wait to reveal its next chapter on Paramount +.”
Grammer played the role of Dr. Frasier Crane in three different television series – Cheers, Wings and Frasier – tying the record for longest-running television character.
The Juilliard-trained, award-winning actor has won six Emmys, three Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Tony Award and has received 18 Emmy nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations, 16 Screen Actors Guild nominations and two Tony nominations.