In the ever-evolving landscape of TV reboots and revivals, the cast of beloved series are finding some clever ways to reunite. One of the next projects to join this list will be a long-awaited revival Fraser, which secured a ten-episode first-season series order earlier this year for Paramount+. The series has already been confirmed to be taking Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) head-to-head with a new cast of characters, with a few members of the original show’s cast not returning this time around. Chief among them is David Hyde Pierce’s Niles Crane – and Grammer has a fresh look at why his on-screen brother isn’t returning. In a recent interview with People.comGrammer explained Pierce’s decision not to return, and noted that it would help the narrative of the show itself.
“David basically decided he wasn’t really interested in reprising Niles,” Grammer explained, adding later. “In a very funny way, it took us to a new place, which we originally wanted to do anyway, which it was Fraser Chapter III. It’s a whole new life for him.”
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Grammer will serve as an executive producer on the new Frasier alongside Chris Harris (How can I meet your mother) and crystal joe (Life cut) who write texts. As Grammer explained in the same interview, this new show will see Frasier start over in a new city – but also deal with the absence of his other friends and family.
“He’s our brave little soldier who just keeps on living, finds new challenges and new love and new people and a new city and things like that,” Grammer revealed. “I’m really excited about it, and we’ll always honor the past. We have to honor the fact that John Mahoney passed away and that Martin is no longer with us. We’ll definitely deal with that.”
“We’ll definitely be receptive about the fact that there’s such and such a brother,” Grammer added. “But a new world for Frasier is one of new friendships — and some new twists and turns he didn’t know were still out there.”
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