Ever since it was announced earlier this year, we’ve been left waiting in antici…pation for further information on The Rocky Horror Picture Show that’s set to premiere on FOX this Halloween season. We know that the reimagining of the cult classic will be a two hour event. We know the stars: Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss (a heroine), Ryan McCartan as Brad Majors (a hero), Reeve Carney as Riff Raff (a handyman), Christina Milian as Magenta (a domestic), Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia (a groupie), Adam Lambert as Eddie (ex delivery boy), Starz Nair as Rocky Horror (a creation), Ben Vereen as Dr. Everett Scott (a rival scientist), and Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter (a scientist). And, we know the premiere date: Thursday, October 20, 2016.
What we don’t know is if it will hold up to the original, staring the infamous Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet, Barry Bostwick as Brad, and Meatloaf as Eddie. After months and months of waiting, a Rocky Horror Picture Show trailer has finally been released! Give it a watch below. The reimagining certainly looks like it will be able to stand high on its heels to the classic musical. There will even be a special guest appearance by the original Dr. Frank-N-Furter himself, Tim Curry! People reported that the legend will be returning as the narrator of the musical.
ROCKY HORROR | Let’s Do The Time Warp AgainLet’s do the time warp again! Rocky Horror premieres October 20 on FOX.
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We know Laverne Cox is a super talented actress, but it looks like her role as Dr. Frank-N-Further will really be showing off just how talented she is. By the trailer, it looks like she’s hitting all of the important notes, mannerisms, and moves from Tim Curry’s original portrayal of the character. Magenta and Columbia also look like they got a colorful re-imagining, and Riff Raff looks as creepy as ever. The entire layout of the trailer is certainly also in style of the original cult classic.
The 2016 Fall TV schedule is looking very promising so far. I’m ready to take a step to the left to do the Time Warp again after seeing the FOX Rocky Horror Picture Show trailer!
UPDATE [8/15]: First Listen Of The Soundtrack Is Here With “Time Warp”
Perez Hilton exclusively released the very first listen to The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again Soundtrack on August 15th. The very first song released is none other than the popular “Time Warp.” In Perez Hilton’s exclusive release, soundtrack producer Cisco Adler explained that he knew just how important getting “Time Warp” perfect was:
‘Time Warp’ is obviously the cornerstone to this soundtrack. Had to get it right but still had to flip it a bit, so we took it down south. You could say it’s just a jump to the left…”