#SDCC Reveals Rihanna is Marion Crane in ‘Bates Motel’ Final Season

A panel for next year’s fifth and now confirmed to be final season of A&E’s Bates Motel just wrapped up at the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), but before revealing a huge announcement that none other than Rihanna (pictured below) will play Marion Crane, a role of course originally played by Janet Leigh!

The upcoming season will dive into its own retelling of the classic Psycho story from director Alfred Hitchock’s landmark 1960 film based on the novel by Robert Bloch, which means the original Sam Loomis, and a certain shower scene, now with Rihanna in place of Jamie Lee Curtis’s mom, will be coming to TV next year.

The series stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates/”Mother”.

Bates Motel reopens for business on A&E in 2017.

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Freddie Highmore is Norman Bates in 'Bates Motel' Season 5.
Freddie Highmore is Norman Bates in ‘Bates Motel’ Season 5.
Rihanna will play Marion Crane in 'Bates Motel' Season 5.
Rihanna will play Marion Crane in ‘Bates Motel’ Season 5.

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Matt Artz

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