August 9, 2016


Tim Curry Gives 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' TV Reboot His Blessing

Miranda Penn Turin/FOX
Miranda Penn Turin/FOX

Remakes of classic musicals are usually a win, but sometimes they can go way left (see January's Grease Live!). Luckily, Fox's upcoming TV reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show seems to be very promising, and Tim Curry agrees!

The actor, who famously played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 original and appears in the reboot, shared his thoughts on the remake at Fox’s semi-annual presentation to the Television Critics Association. When asked if he gives it his "unequivocal blessing," Curry said "I do indeed."

Curry, who is wheelchair-bound after a stroke in 2012, continued: 

“Just doing it again, but in a different was a lot of fun. I remembered quite a lot of the original film because it was my first movie...It was fun though to do it again. I actually offered myself as Dr. [Everett] Scott, because I was already in a wheelchair. They thought the narrator was a better fit, and I enjoyed it a lot.”

Laverne Cox will play the iconic role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a.k.a. the "sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania." We already got a first look of her character, but a new trailer reveals Adam Lambert portraying Eddie.

Watch that below, and look out for Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Oct. 20, at 8 p.m.