SDCC: Rihanna Joins 'Bates Motel' For Final Season

Marion Crane

Rihanna has been cast as Marion Crane in the fifth and final season of the A&E thriller "Bates Motel." The singer/songwriter made the announcement by video today during the show's panel at Comic-Con International.

Janet Leigh famously portrayed Marion in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic "Psycho," where she met her end in the shower of a room at the Bates Motel.

A modern-day prequel to "Psycho," "Bates Motel" stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as Norman Bates and his mother Norma.

In Hitchcock's film, Marion steals money from her employer and flees town, stopping at the Bates Motel on the way to meeting her boyfriend. It's there she meets Norman Bates and, ultimately, her end.

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