In addition to Cutmore-Scott as Freddy, the upcoming streaming series will also feature Nicholas Lyndhurst as a new addition to the pantheon of “Cheers”https://www.slashfilm.com/”Frasier”https://www.slashfilm.com/”Wings” mythology. The award-winning actor known for UK sitcoms “Only Fools and Horses” and “Goodnight Sweetheart” is playing Alan Cornwall, an old friend from Frasier’s college days. According to another scoop from Variety, this university professor that opts not to use his elite-level intellect is described as “British, boozy and larger than life.” The friends reconnect at a time when their lives are in need of a bit of maintenance. Frasier hopes that Cornwall’s “mischievous streak” will pull him out of the monotonous routine he’s fallen into. Meanwhile, Alan could benefit from a few sessions with the former(?) radio doc to find some direction in his own life.
Lyndhurst’s casting is actually a reunion for himself and the show’s leading man. Previously, the actors starred together in the English National Opera’s production of “Man of La Mancha” at the London Coliseum. But one person that won’t be having this kind of reconnection with Frasier is David Hyde Pearce’ Dr. Niles Crane. With the titular character in a new city focused on new challenges and friendships, it’s understandable that the major players in his past life may not be front and center. Although, while the possibility of a cameo or guest spot hasn’t been ruled out entirely at this point, Grammer did reveal recently that “David basically decided he wasn’t really interested in repeating the performance of Niles.”
Regardless of who is and isn’t involved, we’re sure to get more information on the “Frasier” revival in the coming months.