Rihanna’s casting was announced at Comic-Con back in July, with the avid Bates Motel fan filming a special video message from her home revealing the exciting news.
"Hello Comic-Con! It's bad girl RiRi and let me tell you what the bad b*tch is about to do. I'm about to check into the Bates Motel very soon," she said in the video. "Guess what else? Guess who's playing Marion?"
"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. 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," executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said in a statement last summer.
Bates Motel premieres its final season on Monday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.