Rumors of a Frasier reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (July 22) as reports claimed that NBC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2015.
UPDATE 23/07/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 20 years since Frasier first aired?! (20 years, 10 months, 7 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Frasier end?
When Frasier came to an end after 11 years in May 2004, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce), Martin Crane (John Mahoney) and Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Frasier reunion disappoint people?
Frasier aired from 1993-2004 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Grammer said he's not sure if Frasier would work today. “I don't want to see old Frasier Crane,” he told a journalist (Grammer turned 59 in February). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Frasier movie?
In a recent interview, Kelsey Grammer said he can't imagine a Frasier reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Jane Leeves (who played Daphne Moon) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Frasier movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Frasier film, Peri Gilpin stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Frasier reboot?
Recasting Frasier for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Frasier reunion, a Frasier movie, or a Frasier reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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