ALF, Your Favorite Cat-Eating Alien, Is Heading Back To TV
Finally, a reboot I can get behind.
Are you ready to become reacquainted with the snouted alien from the planet Melmac? We are, too.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, an ALF reboot is in very early development at Warner Bros. The reboot would focus on Gordon Shumway's (nicknamed ALF) return to earth where he'll meet a new family and set of characters. THR also notes that the show's original writers Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco (who was also ALF's puppeteer) are also attached to the project.
For any '80s kid, a potential ALF reboot is exciting news, and is one of the few reboots I can get behind. For starters ALF, which aired from 1986 to 1990, was one of my favorite and most memorable shows growing up. It was also weird as hell. Though I can't tell you too much about the premise (I blame my memory loss on too much sugary Fruit Loops), all you need to know is ALF loved eating cats (yes, cats) and singing and getting himself into predicaments. He crash lands on earth and takes on suburbia after his planet is destroyed by a nuclear war.
Ultimately, ALF was one of those delightful '80s shows that was very, well, '80s. I'd be curious to see how they give the ALF reboot a more modern context. The furry extraterrestrial took on the president once, so who knows... Trump?
Also, if ALF can get a reboot, how long until I see the return of Dinosaurs and Baby Sinclair. You know you want it, damnit.