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Old January 14 2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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A&E devloping Psycho prequel series

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A&E said today that it is in early development on Bates Motel, a drama series that serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic Psycho. Bates Motel, from Universal TV and writer Anthony Cipriano, will delve into how Norman Bates’ dark, twisted backstory from childhood through his teen years and will chronicle how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged Norman, helping shape the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.
Um, ok. Not sure we really need this... could be interesting or totally awful.
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Old January 14 2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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That's a terrible idea.
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Old January 14 2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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That sounds like a very depressing TV show.
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Old January 14 2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Didn't Psycho IV pretty much cover this ground already?
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Old January 14 2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series

I was thinking the same thing about Psycho IV. I remember that being a supremely uncomfortable film when I was a kid.

Some of those sequels (II and IV, mostly) were actually pretty decent.

I guess it could be interesting, but I'm not really sure I can picture anyone besides Anthony Perkins.
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Old January 14 2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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Jim Parsons?
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Old January 14 2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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Old January 14 2012, 05:04 PM   #8
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Didn't Psycho IV pretty much cover this ground already?
It sure did and it had Anthony Perkins in it too bookending the beginning and end. I agree with others that the sequels were pretty decent films. I remember been shocked at surprised flicking around television one night and seeing Psycho II and then shocked again to see Psycho 3 and IV!

A prequel series. How can they stretch out the idea into a series. Doesn't appeal to me much like that remake.
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Old January 14 2012, 08:34 PM   #9
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Jim Parsons?
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Old January 14 2012, 11:23 PM   #10
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They already made a pilot in 1987 for "Bates Motel" but it was set after the movies. I don't remember it being very good. If anyone wants to see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJsjI...eature=related
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Old January 15 2012, 01:18 AM   #11
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We might have duelling serial killers next season, because there's also supposed to be a Hannibal Lecter prequel series in the works as well.

Do I smell crossover? Or maybe that's just what's in the basement...
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Old January 15 2012, 12:49 PM   #12
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One seriously dumb idea.
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Old January 15 2012, 06:11 PM   #13
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Jim Parsons?
Not bad!
They could call this film Bateszinga!
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Old January 16 2012, 03:08 PM   #14
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This is yet another case of Hollywood missing the point and attempting to reinvent a character who was defined by his actor and nothing else. Yes, Hitchcock set the scene with a classic movie. But the character lived and breathed because of Anthony Perkins. Unless they've found a way to clone Perkins or bring him back from the dead, this strikes me as a useless exercise and simply a way for A&E to cash in on Dexter.

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This is yet another case of Hollywood missing the point and attempting to reinvent a character who was defined by his actor and nothing else. Yes, Hitchcock set the scene with a classic movie. But the character lived and breathed because of Anthony Perkins. Unless they've found a way to clone Perkins or bring him back from the dead, this strikes me as a useless exercise and simply a way for A&E to cash in on Dexter.

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