Frasier Reboot: Trevor Einhorn does not return as Frederick
Since Frasier aired in 2004, Einhorn has continued to act, including as a recurring character on Mad Men.
Freddy my boy will now have a new face on Frasier.
The popular Emmy-winning NBC sitcom enjoyed a revival on Paramount+, led by lead star Kelsey Grammer. While much of the original cast won’t be part of the reboot, Deadline confirmed that some characters will be recast. Frasier Crane’s (Grammer) son Frederick is no longer played by Trevor Einhorn, but by Jack Cutmore-Scott (“Oppenheimer”, “Tenet”).
Cutmore-Scott as Freddy will also have a very different career path for Frasier’s son, combining the traits of his father Frasier and his grandfather Martin (the late John Mahoney). His mother Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth) will not be part of the series at press time.
The official character description for adult Freddy reads: Charming and handsome, Frasier’s son Freddy is a nuanced combination of his father and grandfather. Years ago, Freddy declined to follow in his father’s footsteps — he dropped out of college to be a firefighter — and he’s never looked back, until now, when recent troubles have left him hanging on to no one in his life to turn. If they can work through past differences, Freddy and Frasier may finally have a chance to heal old wounds.
Touted as a “sequel” to the original sitcom, the updated “Frasier” also stars British actor Nicholas Lyndhurst as the new character Alan Cornwall, a university professor who is an old college friend of Frasier’s. The synopsis for the upcoming show teases that Frasier is headed “to a different city with new challenges, new relationships to forge, and an old dream or two that finally needs to be fulfilled.”
The Freddy actor who so impressed the original series as a child, Unicorn, appeared in eight episodes of Frasier. He then appeared on Arrested Development as a recurring guest cast member on Mad Men and as a series regular on The Magicians. Einhorn directs the upcoming series The Deli.
And Einhorn is by far the only “Frasier” actor not to return for the revival: David Hyde Pierce, who played iconic character Niles, is sitting out the series.
“For a while we wanted to try and bring back the entire cast, the entire Legacy cast,” Grammer said Nov. 22. “David basically decided he wasn’t really interested in repeating Niles’ performance.”
Officially, Freddy (Cutmore-Scott) will be Frasier’s only relative to be portrayed on the series. Lead star and executive producer Grammer noted that the remake, written by How I Met Your Mother alumnus Chris Harris and Life in Pieces writer Joe Cristalli, was seven years in the works.
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