30 years later, he still has no idea what to do with the mixed salads and scrambled eggs. Yes, Dr. Frasier Crane is back. After his self-titled series debuted in 1993 and ran for 11 acclaimed seasons before ending in 2004, one of television’s most enduring characters has returned after a 19-year absence. After being teased for many years, the Frasier The reboot is finally here, with a 10-episode first season streaming on Paramount Plus.
The new Frasier takes the respected psychiatrist out of his hometown of Seattle and moves to Boston (the setting of Bottom up) to reconnect with his son Freddy – a clever reflection of the original series’ premise, which saw Frasier move to Seattle and reconnect with his father. By moving Frasier to another city, Frasier 2.0 is full of new faces – and some familiar ones too – so here’s a handy guide to casting the reboot.
Kelsey Grammer – Frasier Crane
Well, I mean, apparently. Not only is Kelsey Grammer back as Frasier, he’s also been the driving force behind the entire reboot, with the actor/producer/director trying to get the new series off the ground back in 2016. First he played Dr. Crane in it Bottom up By the third season, which aired in 1984, Grammer had now portrayed the character for 40 years of his life and in four different series (Frasier also made a guest appearance on the ’90s sitcom). wing – look it up).
Nicholas Lyndhurst-Alan Cornwall
Nowadays Frasier couldn’t be a radio psychiatrist, so we work as a psychology professor in Boston. His faculty colleague happens to be one of his old university classmates from Harvard, Alan Cornwall, who serves as Frasier’s best friend in the reboot. Alan is played by British actor Nicholas Lyndhurst, a sitcom king in his own right thanks to his starring role in one of Britain’s best-loved comedies. Only fools and horses (1981-2003).
Jack Cutmore-Scott – Frederick Crane
Frasier’s young son Freddy appeared in the original series at least once per season Frasier, but now young Crane’s relationship with his father is at the heart of the reboot’s plot. Unexpectedly, Freddy grew up to follow his grandfather, the blue-collar policeman Martin, and became a firefighter, meaning he has little in common with his academic father. While Trevor Einhorn played Freddie in the old series, he is now portrayed by English actor Jack Cutmore-Scott (who had supporting roles in films like…). Dunkirk, TenetAnd Oppenheimer).
Anders Keith – David Crane
Memorably, Niles and Daphne welcomed their son David into the world Frasieris the heartwarming series finale. Almost 20 years later, we finally meet David in his late teens. David, now in college, is every bit as awkward and crazy as you’d expect a Crane Moon kid to be. Anders Keith made his big breakthrough in the industry with this role. This is his first film appearance, although the fresh-faced actor will also appear in the upcoming short film. Variations.
Jess Salgueiro – Eva
The female lead of the new one Frasier is Jess Salgueiro’s Eve, who is Freddy’s roommate. In that way, she’s a little like Daphne, who lived with Frasier in Seattle, but she’s much smarter and more confident – interestingly enough, she remembers that the original vision for Daphne, played by Rosie Perez, before the character was reconsidered when Jane Leeves took over the role. Salgueiro is already a very familiar face on our screens, thanks to recurring roles in numerous hit TV shows (e.g The boys, the space) as well as a regular role on Netflix Little pretty things.
Toks Olagundoye – Olivia
Toks Olagundoye is one of those actresses that you have definitely seen or heard of in various projects even if you don’t know her name and face. A prolific performer in both live-action and animation, she has appeared in all sorts of films Arcane To Veep To Lock and the youngest Fatal attraction start anew. Now she can be seen in another relaunch as Olivia in the new film Frasier. Just as Eve vaguely fills Daphne’s role, Olivia is essentially the new Roz. Like Roz, she is Frasier’s co-worker and head of the psychology department at the college.
Bebe Neuwirth – Lilith Sternin
Unfortunately, neither David Hyde Pierce nor Jane Leeves are returning for the reboot, and John Mahoney sadly passed away in 2018. However, an iconic character has returned from what we now have to call the – *sigh* – “Frasier.” Vers” is Lilith, Frasier’s Frozen ex-wife and Freddy’s mother. Bebe Neuwirth has been playing her role for almost as long as Grammer and appeared for the first time in Bottom up Season 4. Ironically, she recently starred alongside Pierce in the HBO miniseries Julia. She will play a recurring role as Lilith in the reboot.
Peri Gilpin-Roz Doyle
Coincidentally, Peri Gilpin will also appear as Roz Doyle, making her the only regular cast member Frasier will return alongside Grammer for the new series. Gilpin was a popular part of the original series as the fiery producer Roz, a role she supplanted Friends Star Lisa Kudrow, and in recent years she has appeared in guest appearances on series such as Modern Family, Why Women KillAnd Kevin can fuck himself. Her recurring role as Roz will begin in the second half of the film Frasier reboot’s first run to give the new characters time to make their impression on viewers first.