Coming to a TV screen near you is this year’s remake of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’. It’s not a live musical, like ‘Grease Live!’ or ‘Hairspray Live!’ but a TV film. It’s being directed by musical genius Kenny Ortega, who gave us the blessing of ‘High School Musical‘.
Kenny Ortega is also arranging the choreography in the film. Lou Adler who produced the original movie is co-producing this one alongside Kenny Ortega and Gail Berman. The script from the original movie is being used and was wrote by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman.
The creative team is planning “to stick faithfully to the text and the score of the original but greatly reimagine the story visually”. So more a revamp than a direct remake.
If you’re a big fan of ‘Orange Is The New Black‘, you’ll be delighted to know that Laverne Cox is taking on the massive role of Dr Frank-n-Furter and pop superstar Adam Lambert will be Eddie.
The other cast members are Reeve Carney as Riff-Raff, Christina Milian as Magenta, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Staz Nair as Rocky, Ben Veeran as Dr Everett von Scott, Tim Curry as The Criminologist and Ivy Levan as The Usherette.
Where and when is it airing?
It’ll air on the Fox network on 20th October 2016, just in time for Halloween! Will you be catching it? Let us know @maximumpop on Twitter.