Fans recently got their first look at Fox’s upcoming TV-movie remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but it looks like this year’s Mipcom attendees will get the first chance to sing and shout along, and throw items at the screen. The world premiere screening will take place at the TV conference on October 18, reports Deadline, with the film’s TV debut coming just two days later.
Fox sparked Rocky Horror fans’ anticipation last year by announcing plans to remake the cult classic for TV. The new version comes more than 40 years after the original, which was released in 1975. Like the original, the TV special will follow Janet and Brad, a stranded couple who happen upon a strange castle while looking for a phone one rainy night. There, they find themselves in the midst of an eccentric group and involved in all kinds of unexpected activity.
The film has become a long-running Halloween tradition, and the remake pays homage to the interactive experience. Tim Curry, who played the iconic role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the original, comes back, but this time around, he serves as the narrator. Meanwhile, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox takes over as the quirky doctor. The cast also includes Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCartan as Brad, Adam Lambert as Eddie, and more.
The Rocky Horror Show is directed by Kenny Ortega, who is known for directing High School Musical and Michael Jackson’s This Is It concerts. He also choreographed the TV movie. The special is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and the Jackal Group, with Ortega, Lou Adler, and Gail Berman serving as executive producers.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake will make its TV debut at 8 p.m. ET/PT on October 20 on Fox.