Grammer would reprise his role as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane
Kelsey Grammer is said to be “exploring” a return to his role as Dr. Frasier Crane as part of a reboot of the seminal TV series Frasier.
According to Deadline, Grammer is “meeting with writers who are pitching different concepts” for a reboot of the original show, which ran for 11 seasons between 1993 and 2004.
The reboot, which has been pitched to writers by Grammar himself, would reportedly take place in a new city.
Grammer first player Crane in Cheers when he appeared in season 3 of the show. Frasier was later created as a Cheers spin-off.
The character moved from Boston to Seattle in the spin-off, under the premise of reconnecting with his father, Martin – played by the late British actor John Mahoney – and brother Niles – played by David Hyde.
The show also starred Jane Leaves who played Martin’s assistant and Niles’ love interest in the show as Daphne, and Peri Gilpin who starred as Roz, Frasier’s radio producer.
Speaking to the New York Daily News in 2016, Grammer had previously said that he wouldn’t be returning to the role.
He said: “No, I’m very happy with what I’m doing now…I look back at the past as a very fond place and I’d like to keep it that way.”
During its first run, Frasier won 37 Emmys – including Outstanding Comedy Series – and was acclaimed for its sharp dialogue and strong characters.