Kelsey Grammer has revealed why David Hyde Pierce will not be returning for the upcoming Frasier reboot on the Paramount+ streaming service.
The 67-year-old actor said he and producers had to rethink the reboot after David, 63, bowed out of the undertaking.
‘David basically decided he wasn’t actually concerned about repeating the efficiency of Niles,’ Kelsey said of his onscreen brother in an article on People on Wednesday.
Upcoming reboot: Kelsey Grammer, proven in June 2021 in New York City, has revealed why David Hyde Pierce will not be returning for the upcoming Frasier reboot on Paramount+
Kelsey said they have been going to deliver again the entire ‘legacy’ solid that included David, Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves and John Mahoney, who died in 2018, however the brand new course has labored out.
‘In a very funny way, it just took us to a new place, which was what we originally wanted to do anyway, which was a Frasier third act,’ Kelsey explained. ‘It’s a completely new life for him.’
Kelsey within the spin-off sequence Frasier portrayed psychiatrist Frasier Crane whereas David performed his younger brother and fellow psychiatrist Niles.
John performed their retired police officer father Martin Crane, Peri performed Frasier’s producer Roz Doyle and Jane Leeves was featured as Daphne Moon, Martin’s live-in caregiver.
Bowed out: The 67-year-old actor said he and producers had to rethink the reboot after 63-year-old David, proven in a season two nonetheless, bowed out of the undertaking
Frasier ran for 11 seasons on NBC from September 1993 to May 2004.
‘We start rehearsals in February. We’ve been engaged on it truthfully for about six or seven years,’ Kelsey said of the reboot sequence.
‘It’s been on the gradual burner. We have been like, this isn’t a nasty thought. Maybe this a good suggestion!,’ he added.
Psychiatrist brothers: Kelsey within the spin-off sequence Frasier portrayed psychiatrist Frasier Crane whereas David performed his younger brother and fellow psychiatrist Niles, proven in a 1993 nonetheless
The reboot will see Frasier dwelling alone in a brand new metropolis.
‘He’s our courageous little soldier that continues on in life, discovering new challenges and a brand new love and new individuals and a brand new metropolis and stuff like that,’ Kelsey said.
‘I’m actually very enthusiastic about it, and we’ll actually all the time honor the previous. We have to honor the fact that John Mahoney died and that Martin is now not with us. We’ll be coping with that for positive,’ he added.
Family present: Kelsey and David are proven with the late John Mahoney who portrayed their father Martin Crane in a 1999 nonetheless from season seven
John died in a Chicago hospice in February 2018 due to problems from throat most cancers at age 77.
The present additionally will deal head-on with the absence of other individuals from Frasier’s life, together with Niles, Roz and Daphne.
‘We’ll actually be responsive in regards to the fact that there was a brother and such. But the brand new world for Frasier is considered one of new friendships — and a few new twists and turns he didn’t know have been nonetheless in there,’ Kelsey said.
Third season: John, Jane Levees, Kelsey, David and Peri Gilpin are proven in a season three promo nonetheless for Frasier