God forbid there’s a classic genre film out there that DOESN’T get raped!! According to deadline.com, A&E is developing a series based around when Norman Bates was growing up. The project is called BATES MOTEL and is being labeled a “drama”. They don’t even have the balls to call it a ‘horror’ project!! The show is being written by Anthony Cipriano for Universal TV. The series is going to explore:
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.
These prequel/backstories always seem to work out so well; this should be fantastic (please note the extreme sarcasm).
This just in … A&E is also developing a series exploring the backstory of the shark from JAWS and why it became a killing machine. The story will examine how divers killed the shark’s parents and how this led to a life of hating human beings.
(For the record, the PSYCHO story is true; the JAWS story is fake, I’m just saying).