A TV reboot promises a new lease on life for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a year after BBC AMERICA celebrated 40 years of the cult classic with a brand new stage show.
And yesterday (July 21) a trailer debuted at Comic-Con, giving us our first glimpse at what they’ve made of it.
Certainly the new cast boasts plenty of star power. Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) is in the starring role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, while singer Adam Lambert plays Eddie, Penny Dreadful‘s Reeve Carney is Riff-Raff, Ryan McCartan (Liv and Maddie) is Brad Majors, Eye Candy‘s Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss, and singer Christina Milian pops up as Magenta.
Also doing the time warp, quite literally, is original Dr. Frank-N-Furter Tim Curry (albeit minus the fishnets and full make-up). This time around he cuts a much more sober figure as the Narrator, a character portrayed by Charles Gray in the 1975 movie.
High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega is on board as director and choreographer, meaning we can expect more than a few toe-tapping musical numbers.
What’s that? You’ve forgotten the moves? Thankfully Tim is on hand to give some key instructions in the trailer below:
The new Rocky Horror Picture Show airs October 31 on FOX.
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