We knew it would be worth the wait when Rihanna first announced that her first TV role would be reprising the iconic role of Marion Crane in Bates Motel, the prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho. And finally the wait is almost over and the first trailer with Rihanna as Marion Cray is out.
While the star only briefly appears at the end of the new season five trailer, her incarnation of the character will reportedly have more to do than the 1960 original. As opposed to the original, where Marion is murdered soon after checking into the Bates establishment, Rihanna’s character will have a multi-episode arc.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the executive producer Kerry Ehrin has already suggested her fate might not be the same as the original Marion’s:
“We’re taking threads of that story and definitely using them so it’s recognisable, it’s just where we go with it is very different.”
“In Psycho, you just see the outside of that more. It was trying to do a story about a contemporary woman with some edge, with some expectations, who isn’t perfect, who isn’t always perfectly sweet, who is in that situation, but we’re rooting for her to get what she wants.”by