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Kelsey Grammer reveals why David Hyde Pierce bowed out of upcoming Frasier reboot on Paramount+

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Kelsey Grammer has revealed why David Hyde Pierce will not be returning for the upcoming Frasier reboot on the Paramount+ streaming service.The 67-year-old actor said he and producers had to rethink the reboot after David, 63, bowed out of the project.'David basically decided he wasn't really interested in repeating the performance of Niles,' Kelsey said of his onscreen brother in an article on People on Wednesday.

Upcoming reboot: Kelsey Grammer, shown in June 2021 in New York City, has revealed why David Hyde Pierce will not be returning for the upcoming Frasier reboot on Paramount+Kelsey said they were going to bring back the whole 'legacy' cast that included David, Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves and John Mahoney, who died in 2018, but the new direction has worked out.'In a very funny way, it just took us to a new place, which was what we originally wanted to do anyway, which was a Frasier third act,' Kelsey explained. 'It's an entirely new life for him.' Kelsey in the spin-off series Frasier portrayed psychiatrist Frasier Crane while David played his younger brother and fellow psychiatrist Niles.John played their retired police officer father Martin Crane, Peri played Frasier's producer Roz Doyle and Jane Leeves was featured as Daphne Moon, Martin's live-in caregiver.

Bowed out: The 67-year-old actor said he and producers had to rethink the reboot after 63-year-old David, shown in a season two still, bowed out of the projectFrasier ran for 11 seasons on NBC from September 1993 to May 2004.'We start rehearsals in February.

We've been working on it honestly for about six or seven years,' Kelsey said of the reboot series.'It's been on the slow burner.

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