Looks like reboots continue to be in high demand as cable, broadcast, and streamers look to revive past proven hits.
This time its ALF’s turn. The Alien Life Form classic sitcom is making a comeback after almost 30 years. The original show aired from 1986-1990 for four seasons and over 100 episodes on NBC and followed ALF (Alien Life Form) of the planet Melmac who crash lands in the suburbs and takes up residence with the middle-class Tanner family.
ALF was performed by puppeteer Fusco, with Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory rounding out the cast.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, no writer has been attached yet as the project is in very early stages of development. Some speculate that the reboot will focus on ALF returning to Earth, with a new family and characters. One idea that has reportedly been discussed would involve ALF emerging from Area 51–where he has been held captive since the original series finale.