The actress Bebe Neuwirth is officially returning to the Frasier sequel series to reprise her role of Lilith, Frasier Crane’s ex-wife. She is joining Kelsey Grammer as Frasier, as well as Jack Cutmore-Scott as Frasier’s son, Freddy; Nicholas Lyndhurst as Frasier’s old college buddy turned university professor, Alan; Toks Olagundoye as Alan’s colleague and head of the university psychology department, Olivia; Jess Salguerio as Freddy’s roommate, Eve; and Anders Keith as Frasier’s nephew, David.
Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Pieces) are writing the multi-camera comedy, which sees Frasier off to a different city with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge, and an old dream or two to finally fulfill.
Neuwirth is the first confirmed original series cast member to join Grammer in the follow-up series. “When they reunite at Freddy’s birthday party, Lilith (Neuwirth), in classic form, is far from pleased about having to share Freddy (Cutmore-Scott) now that Frasier (Grammer) is back living in Boston. What begins as a fun party with friends and family, inevitably becomes a Lilith-and-Frasier showdown for the ages.”
This is great news. Neuwirth is a great actress and an essential part to the Frasier story.