Frasier Reboot Reveals Freddy Grown Up
Jack Cutmore-Scott has been cast as Frasier Crane's adult son in the upcoming Frasier reboot.
Much like Thanos, it was inevitable that someday, a spin-off would get a revival series reboot. While the Frasier reboot has been known about for awhile, the latest news from the show is bound to make most of you feel a little old. Deadline has broken the news that the 35-year old Jack Cutmore-Scott has been hired to play Frasier Crane’s son, Freddy.
Jack Cutmore-Scott has also been part of Deception, Tenet, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and the lead role in Cooper Barret’s Guide to Surviving Life. The official series description makes it seem like Freddy will be taking the role of Frasier from the originals series: “he’s never looked back until now, when recent troubles have left him with no one to turn to in his life. If they can overcome past differences, Freddy and Frasier might finally have a chance to repair old wounds.” The difference with the Frasier reboot is that now Dr. Crane is the old dad.
Kelsey Grammer will be coming back to the role he’s played for 20 years, and over 400 episodes, between Cheers and Fraser. In a huge blow to fans of the original, Fraser is the only returning character coming back for the reboot, which means no David Hyde-Pierce as Nyles, no Jane Leeves as Daphne, and no Peri Gilpin as Roz. John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, passed away in 2017.
Martin Crane’s spirit will live in the Frasier reboot through his grandson, as Freddie is apparently a college dropout that has become a fire fighter. Smart, but grounded in reality, Cutmore-Scott’s character might be the best combination of the men in his family. No matter how well educated his character is, Cutmore-Scott is a real-life graduate from Harvard University, focusing on English literature and theater.
The character of Fraser Crane was first seen in the third season premiere of Cheers, becoming a bar regular at the end of the season. In 1986, the character of Lilith is introduced, played by Bebe Neuwirth, and the two immediately start a long love/hate relationship that culminates in a short marriage. Freddy Crane is born in 1989, with the character carrying over, alongside his parents, to Frasier, and now to a reboot 33 years after he was born.
Few television characters have lasted for multiple decades and through multiple shows, putting Frasier in rare territory with the reboot. One of the closest points of comparison is Detective Munch, played by Richard Belzer for 23 years through four different shows (Homicide Life on the Street, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order: Trial By Jury). Kelsey Grammer has a chance to exceed Belzer’s record if the reboot can stay on the air for at least four years.
The Frasier reboot has not entered production yet, though it will next month, and as of now there is no official release date. Once the show is ready to go, it will be streaming exclusively on Paramount+. Which is fitting, as Cheers and Fraser were both filmed on the Paramount studio lot, making this new series a homecoming for Kelsey Grammer.