Bates Motel is set to launch its 5th and final season on A&E February 20th. In anticipation of the show’s return, producers have released the first trailer for the upcoming season—and it’s chilling! Clearly, Norman has entered the final phase of his psychosis, and all hell is about to break loose. Have a gander below and we think you’ll agree: It looks like the series will be ending with its most terrifying installment yet!
The fifth and final season picks up almost two years after Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) death and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore) living a double life. Publicly a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, Norman struggles at home, where his violent blackouts are increasing as “Mother” threatens to take him over completely. Meanwhile, Dylan (Max Thieriot) and Emma (Olivia Cooke), now with lives of their own, soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Romero (Nestor Carbonell) hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson.
In other Bates Motel news, Deadline also reported yesterday that The Walking Dead alum Austin Nichols will also be joining the cast for a reoccurring role. He’ll be joining popstar Rihanna who will guest star as Marion Crane, the character made famous in 1960 after the stunning portrayal by Janet Leigh (which included Psycho’s iconic “Shower Scene”).
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