‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Cast: Who’s Playing Which Character? (Photos)

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Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” reboot airs this Thursday with (nearly) a whole new cast. The two-hour event is a reimagining of the cult classic, which is celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution — the longest run in the history of film.

By airing on network TV, the small screen version lacks some of the original’s entertaining eroticism.

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In fact, Variety TV critic Sonia Saraiya calls the Fox version a “wholesome broadcast television movie musical, premiering at the kid-friendly hour of 8 p.m.” that “courts mainstream, millennial viewers through casting former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice and ‘American Idol’ star Adam Lambert.”

She adds, “this version of ‘Rocky Horror’ is flat and Disney-fied.”

Adults who tune in for the nostalgia factor will recognize Tim Curry, the original Dr. Frank-N-Furter, in a new role as the Criminologist. Laverne Cox of “Orange is the New Black” fame takes over as the mad scientist lead this time around, and trained hard for it.

But who are the other newcomers that are taking on the original roles? And what has the 1975 cast been up to in the last four decades?

Find out in our “Who’s Who in the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Reboot” gallery below.

Who’s Who in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Reboot

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  1. DIANNA MORTON says:

    I give the remake an A-TT-THE YOUNG TALENT WAS AMAZING. LORAINE COX STOLE THE SHOW.

  2. Michele Donahoe says:

    I truly believe if Laverne Cox And Tim Curry don’t recieve Emmy’s It WILL be a crime. After all without Tim there wouldn’t be a Rocky movie that by God we can still see in theaters. This was an absolute delight to watch. I now must watch the Orignal to play homage to the Great Tim Curry. Thank you Thank you Tim Curry.

  3. Michele Donahoe says:

    I saw the Original 41 years ago and is my blood. and my children’s and some of my Granddaughter’s. I loved Tim Curry and he is the best. Saying that i have to say I love this version. Our newer generations and older generations too have the oppertunity to live “The Rocky Horror Picture Show life.The new Fank N Furter is GREAT along with a dynamite cast. Thank you Fox for giving us the time warp dance slightly updated.

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