The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, a remake of the 1975 cult classic, hits TV with a cast of Broadway and television stars October 20.
Fox-TV produces the new incarnation that airs from 8-10 PM ET/PT. Kenny Ortega (Newsies, Hocus Pocus) directs and choreographs Rocky Horror along with Tony Testa. It is executive-produced by Lou Adler, Gail Berman, and Ortega.
The brand-new production is based upon the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien with lyrics and music by O’Brien.
Laverne Cox, the ground-breaking transgender actress who earned an Emmy Award nomination for her performance on Orange Is the New Black, stars as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
The television remake also features original 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, Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Staz Nair as Rocky Horror, Tony winner Ben Vereen as Dr. Everett Scott, and Ivy Levan as Usherette.
The soundtrack will be released October 21.
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.”