Rihanna has booked her place in Bates Motel‘s fifth and indeed final season, and the singer-songstress has clinched a famous role on A&E’s prequel drama.
Word comes by way of San Diego Comic-Con, where the show’s producers confirmed that Rihanna – who has flirted with acting via Battleship, Annie, This is the End and, soon, Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – will play the highly-anticipated part of Marion Crane, the hapless visitor originally portrayed by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal classic.
Have a gander at Rihanna’s official announcement, below.
— Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) July 22, 2016
Even after the events of season 4, Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are both on board for next year’s curtain call, and in anticipation of season 5, showrunner Carlton Cuse told THR the following:
“Season five is about the ways in which our show does and more specifically does not intersect with the events of Psycho. We are going to see a version of Norman that is much closer now to the one in the movie, but the way in which he acts and the events in the story will not be the same as the movie. They will cross paths with some of the events in the movie and lead to an ultimate resolution. What that resolution is and how that plays out is something that will be not disconnected to the movie Psycho but will be very much our own story in the same way the entire series has been.”
Production on the fifth and final season of Bates Motel will ease into motion later this year ahead of a premiere in 2017.