FRASIER Reboot to Set in Boston Where the Character on CHEERS Originated


The new Frasier reboot has unveiled more details and where it’s going to be set, and it will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, where the character Frasier Crane originated on the series Cheers in 1984. The hit NBC spin-off Frasier moved the character to Seattle; in its finale, Frasier made the immediate decision to fly to Chicago to chase a love interest, rather than go to San Francisco, where a new TV job he got.

But as Paramount+ confirmed on Wednesday morning, the new version of Frasier will follow the character “in the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston, Mass., with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge, and an old dream or two to finally fulfill.”

The first episode is set to be taped this Friday in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles. Legendary TV director James Burrows will direct the first two episodes of the new series. Burrows has a long record with the shows. He’s one of the co-creators, executive producers, and directors of Cheers, and also directed the original Frasier pilot, “The Good Son,” in 1993. He continued to direct many episodes of that show’s first few seasons.

Kelsey Grammer will be joined in the reboot by co-stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Frasier’s son, Freddy; Nicholas Lyndhurst as Frasier’s old college friend turned university professor, Alan; Toks Olagundoye as Alan’s coworker and head of the university psychology department, Olivia; Jess Salguerio as Freddy’s roommate, Eve; and Anders Keith as Frasier’s nephew, David.

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