Pack your bags and get ready to check into the ‘Bates Motel’ for its fifth and final season this February.
Many of the cast from last season will be returning, including Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Olivia Cooke, Max Theriot, and Nester Carbonell. Several new characters will also be arriving such as musician/actress Rihanna who will be playing the iconic role of Marion Crane, right out of Alfred Hitchcock’s original 1960 film that the series is based on. Brooke Smith (Ray Donovan) has also joined the cast and will co-star as Sheriff Dana Green. ‘Walking Dead’ alum Austin Nicholas, who played Spencer on the zombie series, has been to the lineup as as a mysterious, charismatic character who will antagonize Norman. Rihanna is all wet in the first images of the singer-actress as Marion Cranne, via Entertainment Weekly.
The fifth and final season finds Norman (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.
Today, we also have a brand new trailer that reveals Norman has gone full psycho. Don’t miss the premiere of ‘Bates Motel’ on February 2oth on A&E.