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‘Frasier’ Trailer Brings Kelsey Grammer Back to Boston


Set in Boston, the “Frasier” reboot, in which Dr. Crane reunites with his firefighter son, will debut on Paramount Plus on October 12.

Toks Olagundoye as Olivia, Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane and Nicholas Lyndhurst as Alan in “Frasier.” Chris Haston/Paramount+

Kelsey Grammer Drinks Beer at a Boston Bar Where Everyone Knows Her Name in the First Trailer for the New ‘Frasier’ Reboot — But Not that bar.

Playing Dr. Frasier Crane, the character first introduced on the Boston sitcom “Cheers,” Grammer throws in a healthy dose of his high-value lingo.

“What in the city of Boston leads me to forgo the more sophisticated temptation of fermented grapes? » Grammer reflects on Alan (Nicholas Lyndhurst, “Only Fools and Horses”), a former college buddy turned college professor, and Olivia, head of the psychology department (Toks Olagundoye, “Castle”). “Sitting here with a cold brew in hand, I feel merged with the hoi polloi.”

The new trailer also shows Frasier’s attempts to reconnect with his son, Freddy (Jack Cutmore-Scott, “Deception”), a Boston firefighter whose working-class lifestyle clashes with Frasier’s sophisticated sensibilities.

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In an interview with the “Today” show, Grammer described the “Frasier” reboot as finding his character at a crossroads.

“He wants to become a writer of (critically acclaimed) novels, and that doesn’t really work,” Grammer said. “He’s a little more mature. He has a little more wisdom in him. But he’s still a bit of an idiot and takes some things more seriously than most people. But that’s his character.

“Frasier goes back to Boston to put himself back in a place where he didn’t feel like he was really successful,” Grammer continued. “He left with his tail between his legs a bit. He wants to feel like he’s conquered her again.

Although the famous Cheers bar doesn’t make an appearance, Dr. Crane’s return to Boston will put him back in contact with Lilith, Frasier’s former wife turned verbal sparring partner played by Bebe Neuwirth. First introduced in season four of “Cheers,” Frasier left Lilith in Boston with a new husband at the start of “Frasier,” but the two re-entered their respective orbits several times throughout the series.

Before “Frasier” begins streaming on Paramount Plus on October 12, “Frasier: Inside the Series” will debut on the streaming platform on October 6 and air the following day on CBS.

Watch the first trailer for the ‘Frasier’ reboot below:


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