With shows like 'The X-Files' and 'Mad About You' getting the revival treatment in recent years, a 'Fraiser' revival has hotly anticipated among 90s TV fans, and star Kelsey Grammer has given fans an update about the progress of the 'Fraiser' comeback.
The Emmy-winning star said there have been conversations about shooting starting in "October, or maybe later" for the revival, and added "there are a couple of other things coming up, we’ve developed a couple of other projects that look like they’re going to shoot first."
Grammer said that the script for the first episode of the revival "looks pretty good" and admits that he "cried" while reading the script.
The actor said the shows writers are "in the final stages of the final script for the first episode of the Frasier reboot and it looks pretty good,” he added. “I’ve had a couple of runs through it, and I cried, so you know, I’m happy."
Grammer said that the titular character is "key to the show's success."
“The key ingredient for the Frasier reboot is actually Frasier, honestly. It was always called 'Frasier', so it’s me, the key is me,” Grammer joked.
'Frasier', which ran for 11 seasons between 1993 and 2004, will receive new episodes for Paramount+, which recently launched in Ireland.
Grammer won 4 Emmys for his performance as Dr. Frasier Crane, but some of the show's larger ensemble won't be returning.
David Hyde Pierce has stated he won't be returning for the reboot, while the show will be without the services of the late, great John Mahoney who passed away in 2018.
David Hyde Pierce, who became the fan favourite for playing the snooty and uptight Niles on the show, said earlier this year he's "certainly interested" in the revival, but has not indicated if he will take part.
Jane Leeves, who played physical therapist Daphne Moon on the show, has stated she would not be able to take part in the revival due to her commitments on medical drama 'The Resident'.
Of course, 'Frasier' started life as a spin-off of 'Cheers' so the revival could give the psychiatrist (and writers) free rein to establish the character in a brand new city with new characters.
Teasing the reboot last year, Grammer said Dr. Crane will end up in another new city.
"He thinks he’s gonna go off and do one thing, and sure enough, his life takes him in another direction, and he ends up rich beyond his dreams," he teased in an interview in 2021.
No word as of yet on when the 'Frasier' revival will hit our screens, but with 264 episodes of the original show and the show probably playing on television at any given time of the day, fans won't have far to go for their Dr. Crane fix.