"Bates Motel" fans, the news is out! Rihanna has been cast as Marion Crane in season five. The exciting news was announced first over the weekend at Comic-Con 2016 by the series showrunners Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse on Friday. Marion Crane was originally played by actress Janet Leigh in the 60's Alfred Hitchcock film "Psycho."

'Bates Motel' spoilers revealed at Comic-Con

Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse released a statement early Friday saying, "We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way." Rihanna, 28, who is also a huge fan of the popular thriller "Bates Motel" just felt perfect for the role according to Ehrin and Cuse.

Rihanna shares big news

Rihanna fans were also surprisingly shocked when the singer posted a video announcement on A&E's Twitter page confirming by saying, "I am about to check into "Bates Motel" very soon, and guess what else? Guess who is playing Marion? Yes, so all you Comic-Con fans, all you "Bates Motel" fans, stay tuned."

In more "Bates" spoiler news it was also revealed that the decision to cast Rihanna has been the plan all along.

Fans can also rest assured that actress Vera Farmiga, who plays Norma will also be a full-time cast member through the final episodes.You can also look forward once again to Freddie Highmore, (Norman) taking credit for writing at least one episode of the season as he did in season four.

Last season of 'Bates Motel' to air in March

The show plans to shake things up just a bit, swaying off the route of the original film.

Fans are well aware of Crane's impending arrival to the motel but it has been revealed that Norman and Marion's interaction will have a bit of a different feel to it, however, the end result will be the same.

Rihanna will also be making a guest appearance in Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" which will also be released in 2017. Comic-Con weekend 2016 was just full of juicy tidbits and celebrity encounters for those in attendance, who also got the first peek at the first teaser trailer of AMC's "The Walking Dead" season seven.

A&E's hit series "Bates Motel" season five is scheduled to return in March 2017, but be forewarned, the final season will only be carrying ten episodes. If you have yet to watch the series, or just want to re-watch seasons one thru three, they are currently streaming, with season four to be added later this year on Netflix.

The 2016-2017 TV viewing season spoilers are just getting started and is looking to be one of the most intriguing and entertaining years to come. Which shows are you looking forward to watching this season?

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