Frasier star wouldn't want revival to "harm the legacy" of original show

Frasier star Peri Gilpin has revealed what she doesn’t want to happen if the show is rebooted.

The actress played Roz Doyle in the long-running sitcom, and she’s been talking about the idea of a possible comeback for Frasier Crane and the gang.

“I wouldn’t want to harm the legacy of something that was so well done by so many people, some of whom aren’t here anymore to weigh in,” she told Variety.

One of the show’s creators and executive producers David Angell died in 2001, when he and his wife Lynn were among the passengers of American Airlines Flight 11. It was the first plane to hit the World Trade Centre in the 9/11 attacks.

John Mahoney, who played Frasier’s dad Martin Crane, died last year in 2017 at the age of 77.

Peri added: “If there was a way that everyone agreed on — not me, but David Lee and Peter Casey and Kelsey [Grammer] and Jimmy Burrows and all of those guys — and everybody thought it was a good idea, then yeah. Hell, yeah!”

Ken Levine, who wrote, directed and served as a creative consultant throughout the show, also discussed the programme.

He spoke about the plan to add British character Daphne Moon, played by Jane Leeves.

“I don’t remember why, but I know Kelsey [Grammer] had a certain reluctance about the character being British,” he said.

“But then he met Jane, and after sitting with her for five or ten minutes or whatever it was, he was completely on board and said, ‘Absolutely! Let’s hire her!'”

It was reported earlier this year that Grammer and CBS TV Studios are thinking about a reboot that would see Frasier moving away from Seattle for a fresh start in a new city.

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