November 25, 2022

David Hyde Pierce is not going to be becoming a member of Kelsey Grammer within the Frasier reboot, however Grammer says our beloved psychiatrist could have a very good time even with out his little brother.

“David principally determined he wasn’t actually desirous about repeating the efficiency of Niles,” Grammer advised Folks. Luckily, nonetheless, the setback pressured the Frasier writers to assume up a extra fascinating plot for its primary character than a stale forged reunion. “In a really humorous means, 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 stated. “It’s a wholly new life for him.”

Frasier ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004. As soon as the sitcom ended, Hyde Pierce went on to work in theater, and most lately appeared within the HBO Max collection Julia. In a June interview with Vulture, the actor seemed again on Frasier fondly, providing a surprisingly level-headed perspective on whether or not or not reboots work.

“That complete time of my life, the writing on these exhibits, the actors I started working with — all of that’s deeply vital to me. And I might by no means disrespect that in such a means as to say simply offhandedly, ‘Oh, no, thanks. I’m not going to do this once more.’ It’s too beneficial to me,” Hyde Pierce stated. “However by the identical token, as a result of it’s so beneficial to me, I additionally wouldn’t do it simply do it. And I imagine it may be carried out with out me, too — discovering new tales to inform, in the identical means that Frasier did after Cheers. They didn’t convey alongside the Cheers gang to make a brand new present. They popped in occasionally and that was a blast, however there was one thing else that wanted to be stated, and it wanted to be stated differently. And perhaps they are going to discover that and I’ll be in it, or perhaps they’ll discover it they usually received’t want me to be in it.”

Rehearsals for the Frasier reboot, which can air on Paramount+, start in February. The brand new episodes come from writers Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mom) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Items), and can depict the principle character in a brand new metropolis. “He’s our courageous little soldier that continues on in life, discovering new challenges and a brand new love and new folks and a brand new metropolis and stuff like that,” Grammer stated. “I’m actually very enthusiastic about it, and we’ll definitely at all times honor the previous. We now have to honor the truth that John Mahoney died and that Martin is now not with us. We’ll be coping with that for certain.”

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