Who’s ready for a second helping of tossed salads and scrambled eggs? The long-gestating “Frasier” revival, based on Kelsey Grammer’s character Frasier Crane from “Cheers” (1982-1993) and “Frasier” (1993-2004), is getting closer and closer to coming to our TV screens. The half-hour comedy will stream 10 episodes exclusively on Paramount Plus in 2023 and will serve as the “third act” for the fan-fave psychiatrist.
Joe Cristalli and Chris Harris are the co-creators on the reboot, with Grammer, Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon serving as executive producers and James Burrows directing the pilot episode. While none of the original cast members from “Cheers” or “Frasier” have signed on to the spin-off series (at least, not yet), information has been made available for many of the new characters. Scroll through our gallery below for the “Frasier” revival cast photos.
as Frasier Crane
Frasier grew up in Seattle but later moved to the Boston area to attend Harvard University. That’s where he regularly attended a bar named Cheers and met several lifelong friends. After his divorce from Lilith, Frasier moved back home to Seattle where he grew closer to his father Martin and brother Niles. He worked at a radio station as a psychiatrist for many years, before signing off for good in 2004. The new spin-off finds Frasier returning to Boston in a university setting.
as Alan Cornwall
Alan is Frasier’s good friend from college who is now a university professor.
as Frederick “Freddy” Crane
Freddy is the adult son of Frasier Crane and Lilith Sternin. He was born during a 1989 episode of “Cheers” and later appeared throughout “Frasier,” with his last appearance being in 2003.
as David Crane
David is Frasier’s 19-year-old nephew, who was born in 2004 during the “Frasier” series finale. David’s parents are Niles and Daphne.
Eve is Freddy’s roommate in the Boston area.
Olivia is the head of the psychiatry department at a Boston university.
as Lilith Crane
It’s been reported that Neuwirth, who played Frasier’s ex-wife in both of the first two series, will guest-star in one episode of the new revival. The episode will take place at Freddy’s birthday party and Lilith will express her iritation at having to share Freddy with Frasier.
Frasier Crane returns to the city that started it all in the new spin-off series. Boston is where he went to college all those years ago and made countless friends at a bar called Cheers.
What about past ‘Frasier’ cast members?
As of this writing, David Hyde Pierce (as Niles Crane), Jane Leeves (as Daphne Moon) and Peri Gilpin (as Roz Doyle) have not signed on to reprise their roles in the “Frasier” revival. Sadly, John Mahoney (as Martin Crane) passed away in 2018.
What about past ‘Cheers’ cast members?
Since the “Frasier” revival is set in Boston, fans are hoping to see a cameo or two from members of the “Cheers” gang. Stay tuned for updates. Notably, all of the main cast members are still alive except for Nicholas Colasanto (as Coach Ernie Pantusso) and Kirstie Alley (as Rebecca Howe).
Where to watch the ‘Frasier’ revival
Paramount Plus is the official home of the new “Frasier” TV show. The premiere date has yet to be revealed, but it’s expected to debut sometime in 2023. Both “Cheers” and the original “Frasier” aired on NBC.