Bad Gal RiRi is about to get very creepy and if you’re a fan of the island-born superstar, you’ll totally understand why.
You know the role: an unsuspecting shower victim who meets her bloody end in broad day light. The scene from the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock horror film has become an iconic moment in American cinema.
The big casting announcement was made over the weekend during the Bates Motel panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said after the big announcement as reported by Deadline. “We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.”
The “Work” songstress is currently on her Anti World Tour, singing her way through Europe. The tour isn’t set to wrap up until this November in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates so once she’s back, it looks like there’s no rest for the pop princess.
Aside from this casting addition, it was also announced that Vera Farmiga will executive produce and return as Norma Bates after her epic (almost) death near the end of season 4.