The Rocky Horror Picture Show premieres this fall on Fox

By Lanford Beard
Updated July 21, 2016 05:40 PM
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Thursday was a double feature of fun for Rocky Horror Picture Show fans.

First Fox released a new promo for its re-imagining of the cult favorite in which everybody – including returning legend Tim Curry and new leading lady Laverne Cox – proved ready to do the Time Warp again.

The new trailer showed the first glimpse of Curry in action since he handed over his fishnets to Cox and is taking on the narrator role, as well as newcomer Staz Nair as Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s titular beefcake creation, Rocky.

Added bonus? The teaser even included a moment of audience participation to really give the feeling of what made the musical iconic over thousands of midnight showings since its 1975 theatrical release.


Later, the network ended at least a little of superfans’ antici…pation by screening the first 25 minutes of the upcoming production at San Diego Comic-Con.

According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Tim Stack, “Time Warp” is “more of a rock/dance epic” and Cox “delivers a sultrier, funkier, Tina Turner-esque version of ‘Sweet Transvestite’ – and nails it.”

The 2016 Rocky Horror Picture Show cast also includes Victoria Justice (Janet), Ryan McCartan (Brad), Adam Lambert (Eddie), Christina Milian (Magenta), Annaleigh Ashford (Columbia), Reeve Carney (Riff Raff) and Ben Vereen (Dr. Everett von Scott).

“I think we mix up the look more than they did in the original,” Cox told Entertainment Weekly of her look for the role. “It’s way more elaborate and couture. [Director] Kenny Ortega had this vision that Frank was at this old theater and found these old burlesque costumes and is, like, using them and wearing them now but has altered them a bit.”

The Rocky Horror Picture Show premieres this Oct. 20 on Fox.