In a week where TV remakes are the latest trend comes another from Warner Bros. The studio has begun development on bringing back the beloved 80’s alien ALF.
They are currently looking for a writer to get the show off the ground, but it is said the reboot will likely focus on ALF returning to Earth, with a new family and characters.
The original sitcom aired between 1986 and 1990 focused on Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family.
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The series starred Max Wright as father Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as mother Kate Tanner, and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian Tanner. ALF was performed by puppeteer Paul Fusco, who co-created the show with Tom Patchett. At this stage, no information has been forthcoming in whether either Fusco or Patchett would be involved in the reboot.
The adorably quirky furry alien has made a number of appearances over the years in various TV shows and films due to being somewhat of a pop-culture icon. These include Blossom, The Simpsons, Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory on the TV side. On the film front, his image appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy, ALF puffy stickers and trading cards can be seen affixed to Star-Lord’s radio/tape deck. He also appeared in Hot Tub Time Machine via a TV episode that was shown during the film.