Just when you thought it was safe to go in the shower, A&E announces that they are currently in the process of reviving Norman Bates in their “Psycho” television series aptly titled, Bates Motel. The series will serve as a prequel to the Hitchcock classic which delves into Norman’s past, including his infamous relationship with his lovely mother.
Today, A&E released the following statement: “Bates Motel serves as a prequel to the most famous fright film of all-time, Psycho. A&E is currently in script development. Bates Motel will give viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates’ psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged Norman, helping forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.”
I’m excited to see that more horror is making its way onto the small screen, however, I’m not sure how A&E will do with this series, considering the quality of their programming at the moment. I would be more excited if this series were being developed on AMC, who have been striking television gold as of late, BUT, I guess I’ll give the network the benefit of the doubt.