A & E Developing ‘Bates Motel’ TV Series – Before ‘Psycho’

Well we all know the Gaumont are making a Hannibal Lecter TV series, Goodfellas is headed to TV and in this wild world of continual reboots, remakes, re-imaginings and sequels it seems even Psycho isn’t immune to it. The Hollywood Reporter says the show will “offer an understanding into how Norman Bates’ psyche developed and would tell the back story of the film’s killer, learning of how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged him, transforming him into serial-killing motel owner.”

 

Is this a good idea or doomed to failure like that AWFUL remake Gus Van Sant did?