Emotions were mixed when we heard that a Psycho prequel television series was being prepped. Well, despite any feelings for or against the idea, A&E is going ‘full-in’ and has ordered a 10-episode arch without even having seen a pilot.
Their hasty decision is likely due to the attachment of one Carlton Cuse (Lost) to the effort. Carlton will act as an executive producer along with Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) and the two must make a fantastic combo to be reckoned.
The series will focus on Norman Bates’ early years – in particular his relationship with his mother.
“We are proud to be partnering with Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin on their thrilling reinvention of one of the most compelling characters in cinematic history,” A&E Network president Bob DeBitetto and EVP of programming David McKillop said in a statement announcing the news. “It’s a provocative project from two of the best storytellers in the business, and we’re looking forward to getting started.”