Marion Crane is coming to the small screen. Last you saw her, she was being stabbed to death in the shower, whether it was Janet Leigh in black and white or Anne Heche in the colorful shot-for-shot remake. She’s the most infamous guest of Bates Motel and now she’ll be portrayed by Rihanna.
The TV show Bates Motel has obviously been building to this, to get to the events of Psycho, and now they’ll finally take on peak Bates in the fifth and final season. Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin are stoked on who’s bringing Crane to life in their adaptation, per their released statement.
“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.”
Production’s slated to start this fall in Vancouver in order to air next year.