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To be perfectly honest, I kind of forgot that Bates Motel, the A&E horror-drama based on Alfred Hitchcock‘s Psycho, existed. But apparently it’s about to enter its final season, and the series canon has finally caught up with the events of the movie, with Rihanna stepping into play Marion Crane, as evidenced by a new teaser for the show.
For those of you that aren’t Psycho psychos, Marion Crane is the character played in the original film by Janet Leigh, and who is famously murdered in the shower by Norman Bates (or his mother Norma, depending on how you look at the situation). Crane’s death is possibly the most famous plot twist in movie history, so the Bates Motel writers have their work cut out for them when it comes to making it seem exciting and fresh.
You can see if it looks like they’ve done their job well by taking a look at the new Bates Motel teaser, featuring Rihanna as Marion Crane, below. The show’s fifth and final season begins airing on A&E on February 20th, and in the meantime you can take a look at its official site here.