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A&E bringing Psycho prequel to series courtesy of one of the creators of Lost

07.02.2012

Hey, do you remember when sequels were good quality like PSYCHO II, III, and IV? Or when remakes were awesome ideas like Gus Van Sant's 1998 version of PSYCHO? Oh, come on! The Van Sant version added masturbation sounds! That automatically makes a movie better! I know, how about a prequel? Those always work out when sequels don't!

Carlton Cuse, co-showrunner of LOST along with Damon Lindelof, will be bringing a prequel series to A&E. The show will follow a contemporary exploration of Norman Bates' formative years. It will explore his relationship with his mother, Norma, and offer a look at the back story that helped forge the famed serial killer. It's been dubbed as a cross between Twin Peaks and Smallville.

BATES MOTEL is the latest film to explore the origins of a serial killer, following in the footsteps of NBC's upcoming Hannibal Lecter series. I don't know how much there is actually there to explore regarding Norman Bates' background. I have the distinct feeling this will follow the format of having a different guest check into the motel each week and almost discover Norman's secret. If that is what it will be, count me out. We will find out more when the ten episode first season premieres in 2013.

What do you think of a PSYCHO prequel series?

Extra Tidbit: What other famous movie characters would be ripe for a television series chronicling their origins?

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6:41PM on 07/02/2012

SMALLVILLE?

According to the first movie Norman's body count consists of 6 people, 2 deaths we've already seen on screen. He also poisoned his mother and her new husband, and is responsible for the deaths of two missing local girls according to the psychiatrist. I don't see how that little bit of back story requires a full series to tell, or why it NEEDS to be told since we already have all the information needed already. As for it being "a contemporary exploration of Norman Bates' formative years" I don't
According to the first movie Norman's body count consists of 6 people, 2 deaths we've already seen on screen. He also poisoned his mother and her new husband, and is responsible for the deaths of two missing local girls according to the psychiatrist. I don't see how that little bit of back story requires a full series to tell, or why it NEEDS to be told since we already have all the information needed already. As for it being "a contemporary exploration of Norman Bates' formative years" I don't see how that works either. Norman Bates is a product of 50's era repression and an over bearing mother, much like Ed Gein.
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5:47PM on 07/02/2012

BORRRRINNNNNG

Absolutely not interested in this. 10 episodes? I do believe they are jumping ahead of themselves.
"Dexter" is already on it's last leg, I don't need another one.
Absolutely not interested in this. 10 episodes? I do believe they are jumping ahead of themselves.
"Dexter" is already on it's last leg, I don't need another one.
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5:20PM on 07/02/2012

What an awful fucking idea.

This sounds like Psycho IV. Which was awful. Which I regret ever watching.

If you're going to do a Psycho series (which is just a stupid idea in its own right), at least make like a creepy, mystery drama based on Norman Bates as a killer. Which sounds stupid the more I write. Which proves there should not be a show based on Psycho.

Oh, fuck this fucking idea.
This sounds like Psycho IV. Which was awful. Which I regret ever watching.

If you're going to do a Psycho series (which is just a stupid idea in its own right), at least make like a creepy, mystery drama based on Norman Bates as a killer. Which sounds stupid the more I write. Which proves there should not be a show based on Psycho.

Oh, fuck this fucking idea.
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5:14PM on 07/02/2012
Oh great. We finally get to see Norman trying on his mum's dresses for the first time.
Oh great. We finally get to see Norman trying on his mum's dresses for the first time.
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