The TV reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Fox is going to pay homage to the original.
The 1975 cult flick unleashed a world of transvestites to delighted audiences, two years after Richard O’Brien’s stage show hit the West End.
Rocky Horror has never waned in popularity, and now the franchise is about to add to its loyal following with a TV take on the famous story.
Christina Milian and Reeve Carney play Transylvanian brother and sister Magenta and Riff Raff, and the pair can’t wait for audiences to get involved.
“It’s really fun to see all of us bring our own take to these characters, and also just pay homage to the original,” Christina smiled to Entertainment Tonight.
“We did our best to honor the original and bring a fresh take to it,” Reeve added. “It’s not designed to replace the original. It’s designed to bring more Rocky Horror family members into the fold.”
Laverne Cox leads the cast as the twisted Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a role made famous by Tim Curry. For the TV film, Tim is playing the narrator, while Victoria Justice takes on good girl gone bad Janet. Janet was played by Susan Sarandon on the big screen, and Victoria knew she had her work cut out when she was cast.
“Those are some pretty big shoes to fill,” Victoria admitted. “I mean, it was so much fun. I’ve been such a big fan of Rocky Horror for such a long time, and to be able to sing iconic, you know, ‘Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me,’ just blew my mind. It was incredible.”
The reboot will premiere in October 2016.0