• Dr Frank-N-Furter (Laverne Cox) and Rocky (Staz Nair) starring in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event'. (Entertainment Weekly, Fox)Source: Entertainment Weekly, Fox
The first photos of the 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event' cast have been revealed and people aren’t so sure.
Mikey Nicholson

13 May 2016 - 2:43 PM  UPDATED 13 May 2016 - 2:56 PM

After celebrating its 40th birthday last year, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is set to return in television format for US network FOX, who'll air a live spectacular of the comedy musical.

Entertainment Weekly released the first pictures from the highly anticipated event that will star Orange is the New Black's Laverne Cox as Dr Frank-N-Furter, Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss and new-comer Ryan McCartan, as Frank Majors.


Other notable stars include 'AM to PM' singer Christina Millian as Magenta and American Idol alum Adam Lambert as Eddie. Tim Curry will also be there as the Criminologist as a throw-back to the original.


While excitement for the production has been high, the reaction online to the released photos has been anything but.

Twitter users did not hold back:

Some didn't like the look of the new cast:

While others just couldn't cope:

Others had thoughts about the original's legacy:

But there were some who were happy to give it a shot:

Whatever happens, I guess we'll all just be holding out in antici...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event airs in the US later in the year.