Tim Curry Joins Fox's Rocky Horror Remake as Criminologist Narrator

Antici…. pation just skyrocketed for Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake.

Emmy winner Tim Curry, who originated the iconic role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter on the London stage and played the role in the subsequent 1975 film, is boarding the reboot as the Criminologist Narrator, the network announced Friday.

Curry joins previously announced cast members Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Victoria Justice (Victorious) as Janet, Ryan McCartan (Heathers: the Musical) as Brad, Adam Lambert (Glee, American Idol) as Eddie, Reeve Carney (Penny Dreadful) as Riff Raff, and Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) as Rocky.

Fox’s two-hour Rocky Horror is slated to air this fall, and will reimagine the cult-classic musical comedy, which was released in theaters 40 years ago and has spawned regular midnight singalong screenings and a Broadway spinoff in the ensuing decades.

Are you more likely to tune in now that Curry is participating? Sound off below!

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  1. Now I actually have to watch.

  2. fluffybunny63 says:

    OMGthat’s perfect!

  3. Suppa says:

    May I ask what happened to Tim Curry? I seen pics of him in a wheelchair somewhere.

  4. mary says:

    I’d rather he come back as Pennywise.

  5. Eric says:

    Ughhhh… I wanted to boycott this but now I’ll have to tune in. Well played, Fox. You gotta love Curry, an absolute legend.

  6. Samantha says:

    Absolutey!!! Now I can put a little faith in it!! Welcome back Frank!!

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  8. toni says:

    I will TRY to keep my frustrations of this remake clean! HOW can you seriously THINK of remaking thee best cult classic of all time???!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOBODY can ever be as good or even come close to filling Tim Curry’s stilettos UNLESS its Tim Curry himself! He IS the reason that movie is what it is and is STILL TODAY!!! Stop killing the classics! Stop trying to outdo! Leave The Rocky Horror Picture Show alone…..please

    I know a lot of people who will agree…..BOYCOTT THE ROCKY HORROR REMAKE!!!!

  9. peterwdawson says:

    Isn’t Curry’s iconic voice kind of messed up due to a surgery he had or something?