Kelsey Grammer is opening up about David Hyde Pierce’s determination to not return to the upcoming Frasier revival sequence on Paramount+. Hyde Pierce performed Grammer’s titular Frasier Crane’s youthful brother on the Emmy-winning Cheers spinoff sequence.
“David mainly determined he wasn’t actually fascinated with repeating the efficiency of Niles,” Grammer instructed Folks in an interview.
After Frasier, Hyde Pierce went on to profitable theater profession and most just lately starred within the HBO Max sequence Julia.
Grammer stated Hyde Pierce’s determination to not return truly has labored out effectively by way of the brand new sequence’ storyline.
“In a really humorous method, it simply took us to a brand new place, which was what we initially wished to do, anyway, which was a Frasier third act,” Grammer instructed Folks within the interview. “It’s a completely new life for him.”
Hyde Pierce beforehand instructed Vulture it’s not a on condition that he would return to the revival sequence.
“That entire time of my life, the writing on these reveals, the actors I set to work with — all of that’s deeply vital to me. And I’d by no means disrespect that in such a method as to say simply offhandedly, ‘Oh, no, thanks. I’m not going to do this once more.’ It’s too invaluable to me,” he instructed Vulture. “However by the identical token, as a result of it’s so invaluable to me, I additionally wouldn’t do it simply do it. And I imagine it may be accomplished with out me, too — discovering new tales to inform, in the identical method that Frasier did after Cheers. They didn’t carry alongside the Cheers gang to make a brand new present. They popped in now and again and that was a blast, however there was one thing else that wanted to be stated, and it wanted to be stated otherwise. And possibly they may discover that and I’ll be in it, or possibly they’ll discover it and so they received’t want me to be in it.”
Grammer will probably be reprising his signature character, psychiatrist-turned-radio host Frasier Crane within the follow-up sequence. Particulars concerning the new sequence are usually not being revealed past the truth that it’s targeted on Frasier Crane’s (Grammer) subsequent chapter in a distinct metropolis. He will probably be surrounded by new characters, with a number of unique Frasier forged members not anticipated to be sequence regulars however may make visitor appearances.
Frasier ran for 11 seasons between 1993 and 2004 on NBC, profitable 5 Greatest Comedy Collection Emmys. Created by the late David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee and produced by Grammer’s Grammnet Prods. and CBS Studios’ predecessor Paramount Community Tv, Frasier starred Grammer, Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, and the late John Mahoney.
The brand new incarnation of Frasier comes from writers Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mom) and Joe Cristalli (Life In Items), who exec produce with Grammer, Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon. The sequence will probably be produced by CBS Studios in affiliation with Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions.