Why David Hyde Pierce is not returning for the Frasier revival

Frasier revival, David Hyde Pierce

Paramount+ formally gave the inexperienced gentle to a brand new Frasier collection starring Kelsey Grammer in October. The revival will as soon as once more see Grammer enjoying the psychiatrist-turned-radio host Frasier Crane, and whereas the actor as soon as hoped that the unique solid would additionally return, evidently received’t be the case with regards to David Hyde Pierce.

Whereas talking with People, Kelsey Grammer stated, “For some time we have been going to attempt to carry again the entire solid, the entire legacy solid,” however that each one modified when David Hyde Pierce turned the undertaking down. In fact, Pierce performed Niles Crane on Frasier, however Grammer stated, “David principally determined he wasn’t actually inquisitive about repeating the efficiency of Niles,” which is definitely truthful. As soon as David Hyde Pierce determined to not return for the Frasier revival, Grammer stated it wound up benefiting the undertaking. “In a really humorous means, it simply took us to a brand new place,” Grammer stated, “which was what we initially needed to do anyway, which was a Fraser third act. It’s a completely new life for him.” Whereas it might be a bit of unhappy to not see Frasier and Niles reunite, it’s most likely for the most effective that the present charts its personal course.

As for the place the Frasier revival will discover its fundamental character, Kelsey Grammer stated, “He’s our courageous little soldier that continues on in life, discovering new challenges and a brand new love and new individuals and a brand new metropolis and stuff like that.” The actor added that they’ll “all the time honor the previous,” notably the passing of John Mahoney, who performed Martin Crane. “We’ll be coping with that for positive,” Grammer stated. The brand new collection is anticipated to encompass ten episodes, and Grammer stated they’ll be beginning rehearsals in February. The actor first appeared as Frasier Crane in Cheers in 1984 and performed the character till the collection led to 1993, after which he starred in his personal collection from 1993-2004.