Dylan: “You shouldn’t be living here alone.”
Norman: “Living anywhere else is not an option.”
Creepy!! A&E has just released the official season 5 trailer for Bates Motel, after a couple of teasers last month. The story of a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), and his dysfunctional relationship with his mother and reality is in its last season. As sad as that is, we have one more juicy season ahead of us, and I plan to enjoy every second.
Check out the trailer below.
It’s only a 30-second video, but it is chock full of teasers. We see Alex (Nestor Carbonell) threatening to come after Norman. Norma (Vera Farmiga) is a strong illusion, controlling his crazy. Dylan (Max Thieriot) is part worried and part angry. And poor, poor Marion Crane (Rihanna) comes to town and asks for a room. We know how that story goes.
Bates Motel returns Monday, February 20th at 10:00pm ET on A&E.
The haunting fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed drama, “Bates Motel,” from writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and Carlton Cuse (“Lost, “The Strain”) will premiere on Monday, February 20 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. Fan favorite and Emmy-nominated actress Vera Farmiga returns for double duty as executive producer while also reprising her role as ‘Mother’ who is very much alive and well but only in the twisted, complicated mind of ‘Norman Bates’ played by Freddie Highmore. In addition, eight-time Grammy Award winner and series super fan Rihanna checks in to play the role of ‘Marion Crane,’ putting a newly reimagined and contemporary spin on the iconic character.
This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Season five of “Bates Motel” picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home Norman struggles; his violent blackouts continue to increase as ‘Mother’ (Vera Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. Meanwhile, Dylan Massett (Max Thierot) and Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke), since leaving White Pine Bay, have been living their lives blissfully unaware of Norma’s death and Norman’s full on descent into psychosis. Unfortunately, for them, they will soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), who is currently incarcerated for a perjury, hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson and avenge the murder of his one true love, Norma Bates.
New faces find their way to the Bates Motel this season to further complicate Norman’s life and threaten to unearth his dark secrets. Viewers will finally meet the iconic Marion Crane played by Rihanna. In addition, a new couple in town, Madeleine Loomis, played by Isabelle McNally (“House of Cards”) and her husband Sam Loomis, played by Austin Nichols (“The Walking Dead,” “Ray Donovan”), as well as Sheriff Dana Greene, played by Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ray Donovan”) become entangled in Norman’s life causing a chain of events that could blow the lid off Norman’s secret life. Lastly, fans will be greeted by familiar faces when Caleb Calhoun (Kenny Johnson) and Chick Hogan (Ryan Hurst) return with agendas of their own.
Bates Motel: Season 5 – Official Trailer (ft. Rihanna as Marion Crane) | Premieres Feb 20 | A&E
All things come to a head for Norman in this final season of “Bates Motel”. Rihanna guest stars in all-new episodes of Bates Motel, premiering Monday, February 20 on A&E.