Last year, Fox announced that it was bringing a cult classic back to life with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is being re-imagined for a new audience. Last week, we got our first look at the new Dr. Frank-n-Furter, played by Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. Today we have our first look at footage from the remake with a trailer, which debuted shortly after Fox's upfront presentation in New York City. As you can see, a lot has changed with this version, but a lot has also stayed the same.
This trailer, which comes courtesy of the Fox YouTube page, gives us our first look at Victoria Justice's Jane and Ryan McCartan's Brad, along with Laverne Cox's Dr. Frank-N-Furter. We also get our first look at Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Dr. Frank-n-Furter's servant who answers the door when Jessie and Brad come across the house. Fox hasn't issued a specific premiere date yet, but the network has revealed that the remake will air sometime in October, just in time for Halloween.
Fox is doing the Time Warp, with a brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a two-hour event that follows sweethearts Janet and Brad, who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter's 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. Actor and singer Staz Nair (Game of Throne) will star in the title role.
The cast also includes American Idol alum Adam Lambert as Eddie, Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford ("Sylvia," "You Can't Take It With You," "Masters of Sex") as Columbia House, Christina Milian ("Grandfathered") as Magenta, Ivy Levan as Usherette, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen ("Pippin") as Dr. Everett Scott and Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, as the show's Criminologist Narrator. Celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution - longer than any other film in history - "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is one of the most popular films of all time, and still plays in movie theaters around the world.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is executive-produced by Lou Adler (Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and executive producer of the original "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"), Gail Berman ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," former President of Fox Broadcasting) and Kenny Ortega (Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer, "High School Musical" franchise, "This Is It," "Descendants," "Hocus Pocus," "Newsies"). The Rocky Horror Picture Show is based upon the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien with lyrics and music by Richard O'Brien. Take a look at the first trailer, and stay tuned for more on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, debuting this fall on Fox.