Frasier Star Kelsey Grammer recently described the forthcoming Paramount+ revival of the iconic sitcom as the title character’s “fourth act.”
What did Kelsey Grammer say about the Frasier revival?
In an interview with IndependentGrammer spoke about the revival series and how it differs from other reboots and spin-offs. The actor described the revival as “a spin-off of a spin-off.”
“The Frasier ethic — let’s say the study of good — was important to us,” Grammer said. “It seemed important to all the people involved in the original, and it’s still important to the show today… This isn’t really a spin-off. It’s more of a third or fourth act. A spin-off of a spin-off.”
Frasier aired for eleven seasons from 1993 to 2004. The film received a total of 108 Emmy nominations and won 37 of them, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Grammer’s portrayal of Frasier Crane. In addition, the series garnered Grammer two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor.
The original series featured a number of guest stars who provided their voice as callers including Gillian Anderson, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster, Carrie Fisher, Linda Hamilton, Helen Mirren, Ben Stiller, Kevin Bacon, Billy Crystal and more.
“Frasier travels to a different city, with new challenges to face, new relationships to make and an old dream or two to finally fulfill,” reads the revival’s log line. “Frasier has re-entered the building!”