On the heels of Grease: Live!, it looks like Fox’s latest musical theater revival is well underway. Tony Award–winning actress Annaleigh Ashford, who played Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked, is the latest name joining the cast of Fox's upcoming television remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Ashford, who will be taking on the role of Columbia, joins a cast headed by Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The company also includes Victorious's Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan (Heathers: The Musical) as Janet and Brad, alongside Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Riff Raff, Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) as Rocky Horror, and Adam Lambert (American Idol) as Eddie, Theater Mania reports.
From the looks of it, Fox isn’t the only one jumping on the Hollywood revival train. In fact, it seems like everywhere we turn these days, another film or TV series is being brought back from the dead, leaving fans to debate whether or not it was a good idea. While we understand the entire business of reboots comes with its fair share of critics (because nothing really beats a great original), we must admit there are a few projects in the sea of remakes we’re actually excited about. Maybe we’re being optimistic, or maybe we just enjoy the nostalgia of it all.
Here are seven other TV and film reboots on our must-see list.
We could hardly contain ourselves when we heard Netflix was bringing back Gilmore Girls. According to Us Weekly, the series will include four final 90-minute episodes that will give fans the closure they had hoped for when the show originally ended in 2007.
The 1971 book The Exorcist, which was the basis for the super scary 1973 classic horror film, is being adapted for a Fox TV pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Details of a premiere date have yet to be released.
Zac Efron and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson have been confirmed to star as lifeguards in the movie version of this popular TV series, which ran from 1989 to 2001 and starred Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff.
It's the remake to end all remakes, and it debuts on Netflix on February 26.
The L.A. detective duo is coming back in a TV action-comedy based on the films starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.
Cruel Intentions could be coming to television. Variety reports that NBC has purchased a script based on the late '90s movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The reboot will center around the 16-year-old son of the late Sebastian Valmont (played by Phillippe in the film) and Annette Hargrove (played by Witherspoon).