After several years of consideration, the Emmy-winning comedy Frasier has allegedly made the next small steps in becoming a reality at Paramount+, which is slated to launch in March, according to The Hollywood Reporter. News regarding a potential series revival initially arose in 2018, but it’s early in the process and no official deals have been made.
The spinoff of Cheers ran from 1993-2004 on NBC and followed successful Boston therapist Dr. Frasier Crane as he moves to Seattle to begin a new life. The series earned 37 wins during its run, including five consecutive trophies for Best Comedy Series, which began in 1994. It’s currently expanding its fanbase by being available to stream on CBS All Access (soon-to-be Paramount+), alongside Peacock and Hulu. A spinoff would take place following the 2004 series finale which showed Frasier, played by Kelsey Grammer (X Men: The Last Stand), moving to Chicago from Seattle, following his girlfriend Charlotte, played by Laura Linney (Ozark). The revival is slated to reunite the main cast of the original series, including David Hyde Pierce (A Bug’s Life), Peri Gilpin Roz (Make It Or Break It), and Jane Leeves (The Resident).
Alec Baldwin (Bettlejuice) is slated to star opposite Grammer in an upcoming untitled ABC comedy following three men – two of them played by the aforementioned actors – who grew apart following their time spent as roommates in their 20s. The show, which received a straight to series order at ABC, hails from Christopher Lloyd (Modern Family) and Vali Chandrasekaran (Modern Family). The show is expected to premiere during the 2021-2022 season.