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Fans Asked to Take a Hack at Creating Part of 'Psycho' Prequel NY Times

A&E Network is asking fans to help create the opening title sequence for a new original drama series based on the classic Alfred Hitchcock film "Psycho," reports The New York Times' Arts Beat.

“We’re looking for an awesome fifteen-second title sequence that captures the feel of Bates Motel -- not as a slasher/horror show, but as a complex, character-based thriller,” executive producer Carlton Cuse said.

The new series is called “Bates Motel.” Cuse will judge the submissions, with the winner receiving $2,500 and the possibility that the idea will become the actual title sequence, the story says.

The contest, which can be found at facebook.com/BatesMotelAETV, runs through Jan. 3.

The series is a prequel to "Psycho," portraying Norman Bates as a teen who lives with his mother, Norma.