It was supposed to be an awful idea! How could you possibly make a prequel out of the perfect horror classic Psycho and also put the concept on TV?
Bates Motel was never supposed to work, but somehow it has turned out to be one of the best shows on the box, winning massive plaudits from fans of the Hitchcock original and becoming a critical darling. Now as we enter the final season of the show with the first episode due to air on the 20th of February, A&E have released a brief look at what Norman Bates has been up to since the shocking events of Season 4.
The last season ended with poor Norma (Vera Farmiga) dying thanks to the actions of Norman (Freddie Highmore) who has now finally become the character made famous by Anthony Perkins. With Pop Star Rihanna confirmed in the role as Marion Crane, an iconic role once played by Janet Leigh in the original film, fans can expect that all bets are off for this final run, where anyone taking a shower can die.
This brief clip shows how deranged Norman’s mind has come and really sets the tone for fans. I for one can’t wait!