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Rocky Horror Television Event Has Found its Magenta

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Fox has found their Magenta for the televised reimagining of Rocky Horror in the form of pop singer turned reality star Christina Milian. The ‘AM to PM’ singer will step into the role originally played by Patricia Quinn.

Milian will appear alongside Tim Curry (Narrator), Laverne Cox (Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Orange is the New Black), Victoria Justice (Janet, Eye Candy), Ryan McCartan (Brad, Heathers: the Musical), Adam Lambert (Eddie, Glee), Reeve Carney (Riff Raff, Penny Dreadful), Annaleigh Ashford (Columbia, Masters of Sex) and Staz Nair (Game of Thrones).

Last we heard, Kenny Ortega (of the High School Musical movies) is set to direct the special event for the network. The project is tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event and is being described as a reimagining of the 1973 original film which has set the record for the longest ever theatrical engagement (currently over 40 years). The event will be airing on FOX this fall. In the meantime, if you haven’t had the chance to check out a shadow cast of this off-the-wall production, do yourself a favor and do so.

The television event was originally planned at Fox back in 2002 with a targeted 2003 premiere as a celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary but it never came to fruition. A reboot was also in development with MTV in 2008 but that fizzled as well. The idea behind the reimagining will be to stay faithful to the source material in terms of scripting and musical numbers but update the visuals.

Christina Milian will be Magenta in Rocky Horror

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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