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Emmy-nominated composer Chris Bacon on ‘Bates Motel’

The creators of A&E’s Bates Motel series have proven that it is possible to successfully rework a classic film for the small screen. The series is a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Understandably, when the words “contemporary” and “prequel” are combined, it may induce a cringe or two, as LA-based composer Chris Bacon admits. “But then I heard who was involved — writers/producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin. I’m a huge fan of their work on Lost and Friday Night Lights, so the idea sounded much more appealing. I went from feeling like ‘this is a terrible idea’ to ‘how do I get involved in this!’”