Kelsey Grammer to star in Frasier reboot

Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles Correspondent
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Kelsey Grammer will star in a reboot of acclaimed 1990s comedy Frasier, it has been announced.

The revival is being produced for Paramount+, the rebranded streaming service from US entertainment giant ViacomCBS.

As well as reprising his role as psychiatrist Frasier Crane, Grammer will also serve as executive producer on the series.

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The actor, 66, said: “Having spent over 20 years of my creative life on the Paramount lot, both producing shows and performing in several, I’d like to congratulate Paramount+ on its entry into the streaming world.

“I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr Frasier Crane.”

Grammer has played Frasier in three series – Cheers, Wings and the show that bears the character’s name.

He has won widespread critical acclaim, with Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award wins for playing the character.

Frasier itself, which ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004,  is one of the most garlanded TV comedies of all-time. There has so far been no word on whether any of Grammer’s former co-stars will be joining him for the reboot.

As well as the Frasier revival, Paramount+ also announced crime drama series Criminal Minds is making a comeback.

Executive producer Erica Messer is overseeing a 10-episode anthology, it was announced. Paramount+ will also be home to docuseries The Real Criminal Minds.

ViacomCBS’ existing subscription streaming service, CBS All Access, will be rebranded as Paramount+ on March 4 in the US.

It is set to expand internationally later this year, the company said.