ALF, the most famous cat eating alien of the 80’s, is set to return to TV screens according to insider sources at Warner Brothers.
Originally reported on TVLine; Warner Brothers are currently looking for a writer to spearhead an ALF comeback.
There are also rumours, that instead of a basic reboot, the new show will be a straight continuation of the old. With ALF emerging from Area-51 where he’s been captive for the past 28 years.
For those too young to remember, the original sitcom focused on ALF, (Alien. Life. Form.), a small arrogant furry alien from the planet Melmac, who’s favourite food was neighbourhood cats.
ALF crash lands into the garage of the Tanner family. Portrayed as average suburban middle class Americans, the Tanners take ALF in.
Spending most of their time hiding him from the secret Alien Task Force branch of the government.
The show aired for four seasons from 1986 to 1990, totalling 102 episodes.
These days, it’s a cult classic with ALF popping up in numerous cameo roles.
In recent times the character has appeared in Hot Tub Time Machine, The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, The Goldbergs, Family Guy, Mr Robot and Guardians of the Galaxy.
ALF also featured in many spin offs, including children’s books, an animated series that ran for two years, a 1987 Christmas Special, and 8 video games.
The show was finally wrapped up in 1996, (after being left on a cliffhanger), with a made for TV movie.
Weirdly shown on ABC in America even though ALF was an NBC show.
The movie was released theatrically elsewhere in the world due to ALF’s overseas popularity.
Paul Fusco was the original show’s co-creator, writer, producer and director. As well as the voice artist for ALF.
It’s not yet known if he’ll be involved in the new project, as Warner Brothers have declined to comment.
Sadly though, the man inside the costume won’t be involved.
Michu Meszaros, the 2’9″ Hungarian actor, and self-proclaimed smallest man alive, died in 2016 aged 76.
Personally, I only have one request for Warner Brothers executives.
Use the original puppet, and please don’t ruin it with CGI.
Then we just need a Dinosaurs reboot, and TV will be good again.
Feature Image Credit: NBC / Warner Bros.