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‘Frasier’: first full trailer for the reboot, and its new city, Frasier itself | cnn

‘Frasier’: first full trailer for the reboot, and its new city, Frasier itself |  cnn

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A new trailer shows Frasier Crane, right, trying to reconnect with his son, Freddy.


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Almost four decades after he first appeared on television screens, Frasier Crane is back, and he’s basically the same, albeit with a new horizon.

Paramount+ on Thursday released the first full trailer for the reboot of the hit ’90s comedy “Frasier,” offering more details on the series, which sees Kelsey Grammer return to play the title character 30 years after it first aired the original program.

Set in Boston, the city where the world first met Frasier, the trailer shows him trying to reconnect with his now-adult son Freddy, played by Jack Cutmore-Scott, and moving away from Seattle in hopes of improving their relationship.

But, in keeping with Frasier’s character, it proves difficult, as the pompous psychiatrist arrives at his son’s house unannounced and then forbids him to sit on a couch covered with expensive Christian Lacroix cushions.

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Scenes in the new trailer also show Frasier sitting in a bar, drinking beer and feeling “amalgamated with the hoi polloi,” while his old college friend turned college professor, Alan, played by British comedy icon Nicholas Lyndhurst , gently teases him.

Ahead of the show’s long-awaited return on October 12, the trailer racked up over a million views on YouTube within 24 hours of its release.

The new chapter will follow Frasier as he returns to Boston from Seattle “with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge and one or two old dreams to finally fulfill,” according to a description of the series on Paramount’s website.

Boston was the scene of the character’s first television appearance, when he appeared on the beloved ’80s sitcom “Cheers.”

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One of the most successful spin-offs in television history, Frasier followed him back to his hometown of Seattle and introduced a host of new characters, including his father, Martin, and his neurotic little brother, Niles.

The original show made a name for itself, enjoying 11 years on the air and winning a record 37 Emmy Awards for a comedy series.

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This image released by Paramount+ shows Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane, left, Jess Salgueiro as Eve, center, and Jack Cutmore-Scott as Freddy.

John Mahoney, who played Martin, died in 2018, while David Hyde Pierce opted not to reprise his role as Niles in the reboot.

However, Frasier’s ex-wife Dr. Lilith Sternin will make a guest appearance in this new series, and Paramount+ confirmed in March that Bebe Neuwirth would reprise her role.

They will meet at Freddy’s birthday party and “what starts as a fun party with friends and family inevitably turns into a showdown between Lilith and Frasier forever,” Paramount+ said in the episode description.



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