Frasier has obtained the reboot remedy in a sequel collection on Paramount+.
Created by Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli, the revival collection picks up as Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) strikes again to Boston – the setting the place the character was initially launched in Cheers earlier than he obtained his personal spin-off, Frasier, set in Seattle.
Whereas some veteran forged members return like Bebe Neuwirth and Peri Gilpin, the collection largely contains a new ensemble, together with Nicholas Lyndhurst as college professor Alan, Jack Cutmore-Scott as Frasier’s son Freddy, Anders Keith as Frasier’s nephew David, Jess Salgueiro as Freddy’s roommate Eve and Toks Olagundoye as Olivia.
Why is Niles not within the Frasier reboot?
‘Frasier’. Credit score: Paramount+.
David Hyde Pierce, who performed Frasier’s youthful brother Niles within the unique present, turned down the chance to look within the revival.
Chatting with Individuals about his absence, Grammer mentioned: “David principally determined he wasn’t actually thinking about repeating the efficiency of Niles.”
His absence from the forged, nonetheless, took the present into a brand new path, in accordance with Grammer. “In a really humorous means, it simply took us to a brand new place, which was what we initially needed to do anyway, which was a Frasier third act,” he added. “It’s a completely new life for him.”
Because the unique Frasier got here to an finish in 2004, Pierce has starred in The Good Spouse and acclaimed HBO collection Julia.
May Niles return sooner or later?
Whereas Paramount has but to announce whether or not Frasier will return for a second season on the time of writing (October 12), the present has a transparent hyperlink to Niles which might make any small look simple to tug off – if Pierce ever decides to look.
The sequel collection options Niles and Daphne’s son David (Anders Keith), who’s learning in Boston and shares a lot of his father’s traits. As such, it leaves a handy gateway for Niles to return if the chance arises.
In a four-star evaluate of the reboot, NME wrote: “Sure, the genius that’s David Hyde Pierce’s Niles is sorely missed, however Frasier continues to be as tasty as a tossed salad and scrambled eggs.”