For those of you who are having a blast with television’s recent run of musical revivals, like Hairspray and Grease, you’re probably hard at work practicing the Time Warp dance for Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake. Or, if you’re fans of the 1975 cult classic film or even the original 1973 stage production (damn it, Janet, you old hipster), you’re happy that you can walk away from the TV when this event airs in October. Either way, people are buzzing like crazy about Rocky all over again and that’s always fun. Unless you just completely hate this idea, in which case be as mad as you want online.
This remake will feature the return of Tim Curry… in the role of the criminologist narrator, while Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox steps in as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan enter the picture as Janet and Brad, respectively, while American Idol product Adam Lambert styles his hair for the role of Eddie, singer/actress/reality show star Christina Milian squeezes into Magenta’s maid outfit, Broadway actress Annaleigh Ashford wears Columbia’s sequined top hat, and Penny Dreadful’s Reeve Carney handles the Riff Raff duties.
Love this remake or not, you are still highly encouraged to shout and throw things at your TV during the airing, like rice for the wedding or if, again, you just really hate this idea, bricks.