Acting Icon Isn’t Happy About This “Frasier” Revival

( Last week, actor Kelsey Grammer revealed the latest about the upcoming reboot of his popular sitcom “Frasier.”

While promoting his upcoming film “Jesus Revolution” Grammer appeared on “Today with Hoda & Jenna” last Wednesday where he said it was “really fun” to have the chance to play Frasier again. He described the upcoming reboot as “Frasier’s fourth act,” and said the show would be a mix of new adventures and some familiar nostalgic references.

The “Frasier” reboot is currently in production for broadcast on Paramount+. But unlike the original series that was set in Seattle, the new episodes will take place in Boston where Frasier lived during the series “Cheers.”

When asked if the Boston setting could mean a return to that famous TV bar where “everybody knows your name,” Grammer played it close to the vest, saying only that a “certain bar” is mentioned.

According to Grammer, the first two episodes, directed by legendary “Cheers” and “Frasier” alum James Burrows, have already been filmed and the audiences seemed “pretty responsive.”

Last week, in an interview on “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” Grammer said the new season of Frasier will be a fitting conclusion to the character’s 40-year story arc that began on “Cheers.”

He said the process for the reboot began five years ago during which it went through “several manifestations.” Initially, the idea was to bring everyone back, but since the series finale had Frasier moving to Chicago, that wasn’t feasible. Additionally, former Frasier stars Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, and Peri Gilpin were “on the fence” about doing the reboot, Grammer said.

Ultimately, however, Grammer thinks the decision to send Frasier back to Boston is the right one, explaining that having the character return to Boston will allow him to “tie up some loose ends in his life.”