Paramount+ reveals BIG update on the future of Frasier 

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23 Feb 2024, 09:28

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Following the well-received reboot of Frasier last year, Paramount+ has made an announcement on the future of the series. 

Having originally run from 1993 to 2004, the popular sitcom was rebooted in 2023 and saw Frasier embark on the next chapter of his life, back in Boston. Excitingly, it has been revealed that the series is returning for a second season!

As you would expect, Kelsey Grammer will be back as the titular character. The actor, who also serves as executive producer, said: “Frasier is a love story, and I am very happy we will be allowed to continue it. I’m delighted that our partners at CBS Studios and Paramount+ are on board for another season, and I can’t wait for the fans to see what we have in store!” 

Jeff Grossman, Executive Vice President, Programming, Paramount+ added: “The new series introduced Frasier to a whole new generation while reminding fans of Kelsey’s truly timeless portrayal of Dr. Crane. We're so excited to see what the creative team and superb cast serve up for season two.”

The series - which sees the psychiatrist head back to the city where it all started for him in Cheers and score a university job - also stars Only Fools & Horses legend Nicholas Lyndhurst. The comedy actor, who played Rodney Trotter in the adored British sitcom, plays Frasier’s old college friend turned university professor, Alan Cornwall. 

In addition to these two comedy legends, the series stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Freddy, Frasier’s son, and Toks Olagundoye as Olivia, who is head of the university’s psychology department. Also in the cast are Jess Salgueiro as Freddy’s roommate Eve, and Anders Keith as David, Frasier’s nephew. 

Season one featured guest appearances from some stars from the original show, including Bebe Neuwirth who reprised her role as Frasier’s ex-wife, and Peri Gilpin, who portrayed Frasier’s producer Roz Doyle. It is not known at this stage whether they, or any other stars from the first 11 seasons, or indeed Cheers, will feature. 

The original Frasier still holds the record for most Emmy wins for a comedy series with 37 wins and 107 nominations.

Watch Frasier season 1 on Paramount+.