ALF Reboot Being Developed from Warner Bros

ALF Reboot Being Developed from Warner Bros

TVLine and Variety have reported a reboot of ALF is in development at Warner Bros.

The '80s sitcom Alf may be getting a revival.

No writer is yet attached to the project, which would again explore the misadventures of the titular, cat-eating ALF-which stands for Alien Life Form. ALF, in case you are under the age of 40, was an NBC sitcom that ran for four seasons between 1986-1990, at the height of the post-Yoda/Gremlins/ET/Dark Crystal practical alien/mystical creature puppet boom. One idea would involve the character emerging from Area 51 to find himself in a very different world nearly 30 years later.

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The series starred Max Wright as Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as Kate Tanner and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot would focus on ALF returning to Earth and joining up with a new family, and would involve original creators Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco (the latter of whom also voiced the title character). He moves in with the family and causes various hi-jinks, including trying to eat the family cat, Lucky, as they try to hide him from the government and likely dissection.

Though "ALF" been off the air for 28 years, the beloved character has remained a consistent fixture in pop culture ever since, from making an appearance in Delta's 80s-themed safety video to "ALF" references in TV shows like "Teen Titans Go!" and "The Big Bang Theory". The studio is now looking for a writer for the project.

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