Kelsey Grammer

Starz has greenlighted Boss, a pilot which would bring Fraiser's Kelsey Grammer back to television, Variety reports.

Described as "a modern-day King Lear," the drama follows the Chicago mayor, whom Grammer will portray.

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Gus Van Sant is set to direct the pilot, while Grammer, Farhad Safinia and Stella Stolper will executive-produce.

Grammer recently tried his hand at series television with Hank, the short-lived ABC comedy.