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Kelsey Grammer reveals why David Hyde Pierce won't be in the Frasier sequel

Evoke.ie logo Evoke.ie 24/11/2022 Anna Martin

Kelsey Grammer has revealed the reason why David Hyde Pierce won't be returning to the Frasier sequel as the character Frasier Crane's younger brother.

In an interview with People, Kelsey revealed that his fellow actor simply wasn't 'interested in repeating the performance of Niles,' in the upcoming spinoff.

Frasier was a beloved show that ran on America's NBC channel from 1993 to 2004, the programme was actually a spin-off from another Emmy Award-winning series, Cheers. which was on screens from 1984 to 1993.

After Frasier finished up its original TV run David still found success in other acting projects starring in the HBO Max series Julia which told the story of the iconic TV cook Julia Child.

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It appears that the actor wants to keep moving forward in his character and not revisit old roles which thankfully has worked out well for the planned storyline of the new show according to Kelsey.

'In a very funny way it took us to a new place, which was originally what we wanted to do anyway which was a Frasier third act,' Kelsey explained, 'It's an entirely new life for him.'

Things are already well underway in terms of being Frasier's new life to the small scene as Kelsey told the magazine about how the cast has been in rehearsals since February of this year.

On top of getting into character and learning lines, the new series has been in the works for much longer as the actor said that people at Paramount+ have been secretly working away at getting the show on screens for the last 'six or seven years.'

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So what's in store for the uptight radio psychiatrist who lives in Seattle this time around? According to Kelsey a whole lot of significant changes as he will be living in a completely new city alone.

'He's our brave little solider that continues on life, finding new challenges and new love and new people and a new city and stuff like that,' Kelsey explains.

Even though they are taking the show in a new direction from the programme that wracked up a whopping 37 Emmys during it's 11 season run they want to make sure to pay tribute to those from the original cast who past away, namely John Mahoney.

The Frasier reboot comes from writers Chris Harris of How I Met Your Mother fame and Joe Cristalli, the mind behind Life In Pieces. They are joined in executive producing by Kelsey Grammer, Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon.

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