ORANGE Is The New Black star Laverne Cox is set to play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in a television reimagining of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

A new 30-second trailer has revealed what we can expect from Cox when she takes on the role of the “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania”, who was originally made famous by Tim Curry in the 1975 cult classic. Curry will appear in the remake as the show’s criminologist narrator.

The two-hour special television event will also feature Adam Lambert as Eddie and Christina Milian as Magenta

The reaction on social media has been mixed, with many praising Cox’s performance and others criticising the decision to have a trans woman in the role.

Watch the trailer here:

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