A&E Orders Series Based On Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho”

A&E Network has ordered 10 episodes of a series that will serve as a prequel to the 1960 film "Psycho."

A&E Network has ordered 10 episodes of a series that will serve as a prequel to the 1960 film “Psycho.”

“Bates Motel,” will tell the story of the lead character from the Alfred Hitchcock classic. Creators are describing the show as “a contemporary exploration of the formative years of Norman Bates’ relationship with his mother, Norma, and the world they inhabit…Viewers will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first-hand how Norman helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all.”is a a prequel series inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1960 film “Psycho.”

Among the heads of the show, “Lost’ boss Carlton Cuse, in his first project since that ABC series ended in 2010.

The show is beginning pre-production immediately and is slated to premiere in 2013.

People can roll their eyes at retellings of the classics, but this is enough of a different spin spin that I could really get into it! I wonder if they’ll go full on retro and shoot in black and white…

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