It's been a while since we've heard much on the proposed revival of Frasier, but the star and producer, Kelsey Grammer, has offered an update. Speaking on In Depth with Graham Bensinger, Grammer confirmed that the plan has been "hatched", and TV networks are interested.
"We’ve got it hatched. We’ve hatched the plan, what we think is the right way to go. We’re sort of on standby a little bit, working on a couple of possible network deals that we’re circling, and Frasier is sort of in a second position to that. But a revisit to Frasier, Frasier’s world, is I think definitely gonna come."
When quizzed for more details on what the plan is, Grammer revealed that while it will feature plenty of original characters "it's not going to be the same Frasier".
"We’ll see how people respond to it, because it’s not gonna be the same place, not gonna be Seattle, it’s not gonna be the same Frasier, it’s gonna be the man in his next iteration. Hopefully, that’ll be something people like watching. It’s still his search for love, for one thing, I think that will always go on for Frasier, but [also] a connection with his son."
The series finale that aired back in 2004 left the beloved series on a cliffhanger. Instead of taking a new job in San Fransico, Frasier followed his heart by going to Chicago to try to work things out with Charlotte (played by guest star Laura Linney). Do Grammer's comments mean things didn't work out for them? Hopefully, all will be answered next year as Grammer is optimistic that the cameras will roll next summer. Naturally, the passing of John Mahoney (Martin Crane) means a full cast reunion won't be possible, but Grammer has promised that Mahoney will be honoured in the new series.