Kelsey Grammer's Frasier Gets a Chilly Reception from Grown-Up Son Frederick in Revival Trailer

In the first trailer for the Paramount+ revival 'Frasier,' the uptight psychiatrist packs up and moves back to Boston, where Frasier Crane's story first began

Time can bring family members closer together — but in Frasier Crane's case, it can also drive a wedge between father and son.

That appears to be the premise behind Paramount+'s revival Frasier. The trailer, which dropped on on Thursday, sees Kelsey Grammer reprise the bougie psychiatrist, who moves from Seattle back to Boston and takes a teaching job to be closer to his grown-up son Frederick a.k.a. Freddy (Jack Cutmore-Scott).

In a bar, Frasier raises his beer glass with his friends, Alan (Nicholas Lyndhurst) and Olivia (Toks Olagundoye), offering one of his eloquent observations, this time about Boston.

"What is it about the city of Boston that leads me to forgo the fermented grape?" he wonders aloud. "Sitting here with a cold brew in my hand, I feel amalgamated with the hoi polloi."

"You are the classic everyman," Alan responds dryly.

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<p>Chris Haston/Paramount+</p> From left: Olivia (Toks Olagundoye), Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Alan (Nicholas Lyndhurst) in 'Frasier'

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From left: Olivia (Toks Olagundoye), Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Alan (Nicholas Lyndhurst) in 'Frasier'

When Frasier surprises Freddy in front of his apartment, it's not exactly the warm welcome the psychiatrist hoped for. "Dad! You're at my door! Unannounced!" Freddy says after the unexpected greeting.

"Now there's a shorter way to say that," Frasier responds. "Surprise!"

Back to his friends at the bar, Frasier is mystified about Freddy's response and what he's doing with his life now. "What's going on with your son?" asks Olivia.

"Wish I knew. He's got a girlfriend I've never even heard of," Frasier complains. "When I told him I wanted to spend more time with him, I said, 'No.'"

Alan jokingly responds, "Have you considered that he hates you?"

<p>Paramount+</p> Freddy (Jack Cutmore-Scott) and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) on 'Frasier'


Freddy (Jack Cutmore-Scott) and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) on 'Frasier'

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After Frasier notes that he misses his son and "won't take no for an answer so I'm taking a job and I found a place to live," Freddy explains to his roommate Eve (Jess Salgueiro) what his dad can be like — with a loud, frustrated "Ugh!"

Case in point: When Freddy visits Frasier's impeccably appointed Boston home, he moves to sit on the couch, which triggers his father because those pricey pillows are from Christian Lacroix.

"So we can't sit on the couch?" Freddy points out, as Frasier remarks, "Not in jeans."

<p>Paramount+</p> Kelsey Grammer on the 'Frasier' revival


Kelsey Grammer on the 'Frasier' revival

The trailer concludes with his son, Alan and Olivia seated at a bar, with Eve poised to serve drinks.

"Today, I'm spending time with my colleagues and friends, and I can say for the first time
that Frasier Crane wants for nothing," Frasier beams.

"Aw, that's too bad," Eve replies. "I had somebody I wanted to set you up with."

"I can be ready in 5 minutes," he shoots back.

<p>Chris Haston/Paramount+</p> The 'Frasier' revival cast

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The 'Frasier' revival cast

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Paramount+'s Frasier revival arrives nearly 30 years after the debut of the original 1993 sitcom, which was a spin-off of the popular sitcom Cheers.

Besides Grammer as the titular character, the Seattle-based series also starred Jane Leeves as Daphne, David Hyde Pierce as Frasier's brother Niles, Peri Gilpin as Roz, John Mahoney as Frasier's father Martin and Moose as the lovable wire-hair Jack Russell Terrier Eddie.

Bebe Neuwirth, who portrayed Frasier's then-wife Dr. Lilith Sternin on Cheers, reprised her role several times on the original Frasier, as well. (Frasier and Lilith divorced sometime between the move from Boston to Seattle.)

For the Frasier reboot, many of the original cast will not return. Mahoney died at the age of 77 in 2018, and Grammer has said Pierce "wasn't really interested" in playing Niles again. However Gilpin and Neuwirth are expected to pop up in the show as guest stars.

Lilith, for her part, will reconnect with Frasier at Freddy's birthday, according to Deadline — an icy reunion that promises to become a "Lilith-and-Frasier showdown for the ages."

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Frasier's first two episodes premiere Thursday, Oct. 12 on Paramount+.

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