Rumors of a Frasier reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (October 22) as reports claimed that NBC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 23/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 27 years since Frasier first aired?! (27 years, 1 month, 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.
Frasier without Martin Crane?
After the tragic passing of John Mahoney in 2018 how are the writers going to handle the absence of Martin Crane. It seems pretty hard to imagine. “The right thing to do for the show, at least at this point, is to have that character pass,” a source close to the production says.
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 65 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, Jane Leeves (who played Daphne Moon) said she 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 David Hyde Pierce 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, Anthony LaPaglia 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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