Warner Bros. seems to be nostalgic of the Alf series because the firm was on a reboot.
The chains and production companies always give the impression of digging as deeply as possible to propose remakes and reboots of series which do not necessarily need it for lack of new ideas. Witness the news relayed by TVLine today : a reboot of the sitcom Alf by Warner Bros. would be in the early stages of development. The studio would be looking for a screenwriter to launch the machine.
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Broadcast during four seasons from 1986 to 1990 on NBC, Alf was interested in Gordon Shumway, an alien of the planet Melmac crushed on Earth and now living in a suburban family, the Tanner. Nicknamed Alf (Alien Life Form), the alien must hide from the outside world and learn human customs, starting with the fact that cats are not there to be eaten.
The often-puffing puppet was controlled by Paul Fusco, who also lent him his voice (and Roger Carel in VF). The man was also the co-creator with Tom Patchett and it remains to be seen if they will be called back to participate in this reboot. On the casting side, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory were in the game.