US TV network Fox has been releasing TV teasers for the new shows it’s planning to premiere this Autumn, and amongst them was a brief look at their new TV movie version of classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. It doesn’t show too much, but there’s enough there to show it could be fun.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice) and Brad (Ryan McCartan), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Laverne Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist – with the help of his faithful servants, Riff Raff (Reeve Carney) and Magenta – is holding an annual, Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” (Staz Nair) – a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.
Executive-produced by Lou Adler (Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee), Gail Berman (TV, film and Broadway producer) and Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” franchise, “This Is It,” “Descendants,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Newsies”), The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a reimagining of the cult classic, which is celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution – longer than any other film in history. One of the most popular films of all time, it still plays in movie theaters around the world.’
Unlike some other recent TV event musicals, this one won’t be broadcast live. Instead it’ll be a TV movie take on the classic Richard O’Brien show, which is due to air this autumn, having recently been filming in the US south.
Take a look below.