FOX announced its live production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, set to air this fall, with iconic queen Laverne Cox taking over the fabled mad scientist/fish-net wearing, 'sweet transvestite' Dr. Frank N. Furter--originally played by Tim Curry in the first London stage production 40 years ago.
The network's choice of Cox...
...as well as the supporting cast--including Adam Lambert, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan-- has given us all hope of a truly spectacular two hour performance (a concept that has proven potential to be a shitshow).
The acclaimed actor will be playing the narrator/criminologist, which was played by Charles Gray in the movie version.
Curry has been mostly off the grid in recent years, having tragically suffered a stroke in 2012, which has caused him to be wheelchair, so fingers crossed this development means his health has greatly improved.
This news has come as a happy ending of a truly depressing week in pop culture heroes--Tim, welcome back.