ALF reboot in development

Wise-cracking 1980s alien is the latest US series to be eyeing a reboot.

But what would Mrs. Ochmonek think?

The latest US title to be in reboot development is 1980s sitcom ALF.

The original series about a hairy, sarcastic extraterrestrial who is taken in by a middle-class family ran for four seasons.

It used a combination of puppetry and the late Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros to bring its wise-cracking Alien Life Form to life. Paul Fusco was the puppeteer and voice behind the title character, as well as the series co-creator, writer, director and producer but it’s unclear what his involvement would be in the potential reboot.

In recent years, the title character has popped up or been referenced on The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory, Mr. Robot, Guardians of the Galaxy and Hot Tub Time Machine. In 2004 he hosted Alf’s Hit Talk Show on cable network TV Land network alongside Johnny Carson’s regular sidekick, Ed McMahon.

A writer is yet to be appointed.

Source: TV Line

10 Responses

  1. As if we don’t have enough stories about an ego-centric, unpredictable, untruthful and manipulative orange haired puppet already? The original series ended with a string of unresolved cliffhangers. How life imitates art?
    Hasn’t the fish-out-of-water idea jumped the shark?

  2. ALF is one of those shows that could work in a reboot, much like redoing The Flintstones, Jetsons or any of the cartoon type shows such as Animaniacs.

    They have a timeless appeal to them, some others like My Favourite Martian would likely work as well but not Mork and Mindy though or shows like Happy Days. Also a drama like Alien Nation could fit in well with current times and refugee debates etc., as could a Planet Of The Apes TV Series, though it’d likely be too expensive.

    I’d even be up for a modern day Till Death Us Do Part or it’s derivatives like All In The Family and Last Of The Australians, even Love Thy Neighbour could be interesting and funny.

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