Jack Cutmore-Scott (Kingsman, Deception) has been tapped to star opposite Kelsey Grammer in Frasier, Paramount+’s sequel series to the classic NBC sitcom. Cutmore-Scott will play Frasier Crane’s son Freddy. Also cast in the followup as a series regular is British actor Nicholas Lyndhurst who will play Alan Cornwall, a university professor who is an old college friend of Frasier’s.
In the new Frasier series, Frasier (Grammer) is off to a different city with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge, and an old dream or two to finally fulfill.
Charming and handsome, Frasier’s son Freddy (Cutmore-Scott) is a nuanced combination of his father and grandfather. Years ago, Freddy rejected following in his father’s footsteps—dropping out of college to become a fireman—and 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.
With David Hyde Pierce revealing that his character, Frasier’s brother Niles Crane, is not a main part of the revival, and following the death of John Mahoney, who played Frasier and Niles’ father Martin Crane on the original series, Freddy will be Frasier’s closest relative on the new series.
Freddy, the son of Frasier and Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth), was born during Season 8 of Cheers while his parents were still married. Played by various young actors, he appeared in several episodes throughout Cheers run. He stayed in Boston to live with his mother but would visit Frasier in Seattle for holidays on spinoff series Frasier.
The new incarnation of Frasier comes from writers Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli, who exec produce with Grammer, Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon. The series will be produced by CBS Studios in association with Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions.
Cutmore-Scott made his film debut in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. He will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated Oppenheimer, and recently appeared opposite Robert Pattinson in Nolan’s Tenet. In TV, he has played the lead in two series, Fox comedy Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life and ABC drama Deception. Cutmore-Scott, who will be seen in Hulu’s Career Opportunities in Murder & Mayhem, is repped by UTA, Entertainment 360 and 42 West.