Regardless of how we feel about it, and it's not good so far, the upcoming television remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show has expanded its cast. In addition to Orange Is the New Black veteran, Laverne Cox, giving us a new version of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, we now know which actors will portray new versions of Brad Majors, Janet Weiss, and Rocky. Let's remind ourselves of the original shall we, before we dive in.
So far this is the cast...
Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter
This groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated transgender actress will be giving us a new version of the role made iconic by Tim Curry. Curry portrayed the character both on stage and in the 1975 original film version and it is beloved by fans all over the world, so Cox definitely has some big platformed heels to fill.
Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss
If you've been loyal to Nickelodeon throughout the years you might recognize the 22-year-old selected to fill the role previously played by Susan Sarandon. Justice has carried lead roles on the Nickelodeon shows Victorious and Zoey 101 as well as appearing on shows such as iCarly, The Penguins of Madagascar, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. She most recently appeared on Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle and has a recurring role on the 2016 series, Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life.
Ryan McCartan as Brad Majors
Fox went with another 22-year-old children's television veteran for the role of Brad Majors, previously played by Barry Bostwick. McCartan doesn't have nearly as big of a portfolio as his co-star Victoria Justice, but it's enough to give us an idea of who he is. He's currently on the Disney Channel series, Liv and Maddie, and has had recurring appearances on Royal Pains. Most relevant to the nature of the new Rocky Horror, he previously played the role of J.D. in the Broadway musical version of the 1988 cult classic, Heathers.
Reeve Carney as Riff-Raff
For the role of the Transylvanian servant, the production has chosen an older and more seasoned musician to fill the shoes originally left by Richard O'Brien. Reeve Carney has appeared in Broadway productions such as Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark where he played the lead role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. He has since appeared on the show Penny Dreadful as well as playing Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend in the music video for 'I Knew You Were Trouble.'
Staz Nair as Rocky
Easily the newest and least experienced addition to this cast list is former X-Factor hopeful and model, Staz Nair. He will play the role of Frank-N-Furter's beefy man toy previously portrayed by Peter Hinwood. In addition to appearing on X-Factor, Nair was previously added to the Season 6 cast of HBO's Game of Thrones and recently wrapped filming on a musical called Bazodee.
There are still a few more roles to fill to round out the cast such as Columbia, Eddie, Dr. Scott, the Criminologist, and Magenta, but by the looks of it they are going for young actors so who knows who will be added next. The Fox production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is set to air sometime this Fall.