Back to the Bates motel
CLASSIC thriller Psycho is set for a prequel TV series. The A&E network show, titled Bates
Motel, will give viewers ‘‘an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates’ psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years’’, says the network in a statement. It continues: ‘‘Fans will have access to the dark, twisted back story 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.’’ The classic tale has hit the big screen twice – Anthony Perkins (pictured) played Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 movie, while Vince Vaughn took on the murderer in the muchmaligned 1998 Psycho remake.
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