‘Frasier’ star Kelsey Grammer says he ‘cried’ studying script for reboot’s first episode: ‘I am comfortable’

‘Frasier’ star Kelsey Grammer says he ‘cried’ reading script for reboot’s first episode: 'I'm happy'

2022-07-06 00:31:01

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Kelsey Grammer is gearing up to grow to be Dr. Frasier Crane once more.

On Monday, the actor appeared on “The Speak” and gave viewers a sneak peek of what’s to return from the reboot on Paramount+.

“We’re within the ultimate levels of the ultimate script for the primary episode of ‘Frasier’ and it appears fairly good,” the 67-year-old instructed host Akbar Gbajabiamila. “I’ve had a few runs by it, and I cried, so , I’m comfortable.”

The Emmy winner mentioned the important thing ingredient for the reboot is “really Frasier.”



“Truthfully, it was all the time known as that, so it’s me,” he joked. “The hot button is me, or I’m the important thing.”

Grammer famous that manufacturing on the sequence is predicted to start within the fall.

“There have been some conversations about [starting in] possibly October, possibly just a little later,” mentioned Grammer. “There are a few different issues developing. We’ve developed a few different tasks that seem like they will shoot first.”

In February 2021, the streaming service introduced that Grammer could be reprising his well-known function.


Kelsey Grammer filming the final episode of “Frasier” titled “Goodnight, Seattle.”
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“Having spent over 20 years of my inventive life on the Paramount lot, each producing reveals and performing in a number of, I would wish to congratulate Paramount+ on its entry into the streaming world,” Grammer mentioned in an announcement on the time. “I gleefully anticipate sharing the subsequent chapter within the persevering with journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.”

The star famously performed radio psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, who moved again from Boston to his hometown of Seattle, the place he lives together with his father (John Mahoney). The sitcom aired from 1993 till 2004.

The “Cheers” spinoff, which ran for 11 seasons, gained the Emmy for Excellent Comedy Sequence in every of its first 5 seasons and completed its run with 37 Emmy Awards general, together with 4 for Grammer’s function, Deadline.com reported.

Grammer first performed the character in 1984 when he was launched on “Cheers” as a love curiosity to Diane Chambers (Shelley Lengthy). He additionally made particular appearances on “Wings,” a sequence produced and created by “Cheers” veterans that aired from 1990 to 1997.


Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce hold their Emmys for "Frasier" at the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce maintain their Emmys for “Frasier” on the fiftieth Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
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“He’s going to maneuver,” Grammer instructed Fox Information Digital in 2021 about what followers can anticipate from Dr. Crane this time round. “He’s going to finish up in a distinct place in the long run… and he’s going to start out what he thinks is one life and it turns into one other. I consider him as George Bailey now from ‘It’s a Great Life.’ He’s about to go journey the world.

“He desires to go see the world and one thing occurs… that pulls him again and he has to dwell a very totally different life than the way in which he deliberate,” he continued. “However in consequence, he finally ends up with love and emotional riches, and only a life that’s so extraordinary. And I feel that’s Frasier’s story.”

It was beforehand reported that Grammer has reached out to the present’s unique co-stars, together with David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves and Peri Gilpin, amongst others. The actor mentioned he was feeling optimistic about their return.

“I feel they’re just a little bit nervous about it, however I feel they’re additionally actually keen,” mentioned Grammer. “I feel they’re actually excited about seeing the place we’re going to go. We’ll see, what I imply? You by no means know. Considered one of them or two may say, ‘Oh my God no, we are able to’t. We simply can’t.’ However I don’t assume so. I feel they’ll see the knowledge of giving it a attempt.”


John Mahoney, seen with Kelsey Grammer in an episode of "Frasier," passed away in 2018 at age 77.

John Mahoney, seen with Kelsey Grammer in an episode of “Frasier,” handed away in 2018 at age 77.
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However there’s one determine who shall be missed. Mahoney, the TV patriarch, handed away in 2018 at age 77.

“John was a remarkably enjoyable man,” Grammer mirrored. “He was all the time form and candy and wonderful. However the ironic factor about him – after I was directing him as soon as within the present, I mentioned, ‘John, let’s put the canine [Eddie] in your lap.’ And he says, ‘No, no.’ I mentioned, ‘What’s occurring?’ ‘He all the time bites me. He all the time growls at me. He scares me and I don’t prefer it.’ So I assumed, ‘Oh, that is bizarre, I had no thought.’ So that they needed to put just a little sardine oil on his palms so the canine would lick one thing as an alternative of making an attempt to growl at him or chunk him. This love for Eddie that existed [in the show] actually wasn’t actual. It was simply an on-camera love. They fought one another, and he was actually humorous about his relationship with the canine.”

“… Each time I spoke to him, we simply had a good time,” Grammer shared. “We frolicked in New York collectively off-screen, and I noticed him in Chicago and I noticed him in Eire as soon as. He was only a fantastic man.”

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