If you haven’t heard, if was announced yesterday that Fox-TV will be bringing a brand-new production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to us in October of this year.
The starry cast includes Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Tim Curry as Criminologist Narrator, Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss, Ryan McCartan as Brad Majors, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Christina Milian as Magenta, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Staz Nair as Rocky Horror, Ben Vereen as Dr. Everett Scott and Ivy Levan as Usherette.
Kenny Ortega will direct Rocky Horror, which will be executive-produced by Lou Adler, Gail Berman and Ortega.
The brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic is based upon the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien with lyrics and music by O’Brien.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, according to Fox, follows “sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice, Victorious) and Brad (Ryan McCartan, Liv & Maddie, Heathers the Musical), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror – a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.”
If this trailer is anything to go by, the actual show will be amazing and worth the wait (although if we could arrange a shorter wait, that would be super).