Kelsey Grammer has revealed that a “group of writers” are currently in talks to reboot Frasier.
The beloved American sitcom ran for 11 seasons, from 1993 to 2004. The final episode found the titular character, played by Grammer, announcing his move to San Francisco but ending up in Chicago.
Appearing on The Late Late Show, the actor shared some more details of ideas for the potential reboot, saying those involved wanted to keep the “same group of characters” as the original but have them “in a different setting.”
Grammer added that the death of his co-star John Mahoney, who played Frasier’s dad Martin Crane, would likely be addressed in any new episodes. “Something has changed in their lives,” he said. “Certainly John Mahoney died over a year ago and we would probably deal with that a little bit, Dad being gone.”
The star also said Fraiser would no longer host a radio show. “He might be an art dealer, he might be a professor,” he said. “We don’t know yet.”
Frasier starred David Hyde as Niles Crane, Jane Leaves as Martin’s assistant Daphne Moon, and Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle, Frasier’s radio producer.
Last year, Grammer said that rumours about a potential revival of the show were “a little premature.” In 2016, he had denied he would return to the role, saying: “I look back at the past as a very fond place and I’d like to keep it that way.”
Meanwhile, earlier this year, composer Bobby Lord covered the Frasier theme tune in the style of The National. The new version features a similar rhythm, melody, and guitar work to that of ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’.