Five seasons of Bates Motel have inevitably built toward one Psycho moment, even going so far as to hire Rihanna in the role of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous kill. That said, last night’s “Marion” took a major swerve from the 1960 film, for which producers explain why the new shower scene was “definitely not throwing shade” at a classic.
Apart from watching Bates Motel’s Norman finally ascend the Psycho mantle, fans are surely keen for the final season to bring Rihanna’s take on classic Psycho character Marion Crane. You needn’t drill any holes for a closer look in the latest Season 5 trailers, which also offers a closer look at Norman’s newfound relationship with his icy mother.
The moment Bates Motel announced that Rihanna would join the fifth and final season as the most famous Psycho victim of all, we knew we had to see it to believe it. Good news! New photos and footage from the final season reveal the “Umbrella” singer in all her glory, and apparently in need of one as well.
Bates Motel seemed curiously nonchalant about setting a February premiere for its fifth and final season, but our first look at a post-Norma world is anything but subtle. See what’s become of mother in an extended clip, and find out who’s back for the final season!
It’s taken four full years, but A&E’s Bates Motel is finally ready to close up shop with a fifth and final season. The horror prequel drama will descend into its full Psycho origin, Marion Crane and all, now that A&E confirms a February premiere.
It seemed something of a given that A&E’s Bates Motel would close up shop in Season 5, as well incorporate the most famous Psycho murder, but the truth is far stranger. Yes, Bates Motel will officially come to an end with 2017, but with Rihanna as Marion Crane! No joke!
And lo, another season of Bates Motel has come to a close with Monday’s unsettling “Norman,” following through on a series-shaking cliffhanger from the prior episode. Looking ahead, Season 5 has more or less been confirmed as the final run for Bates Motel, which showrunners now confirm will finally go Psycho with the thriller’s other most famous character.
The madness boils over in Season 4 of Psycho prequel Bates Motel, and we would immediately advise refraining from any unnecessary showers. Of course, the first photos of Season 4 premiere “A Danger to Himself and Others” might land you in the hospital regardless, as will the synopsis.
As much fun as Bates Motel has had building Norman Bates up for a Psycho fall, sooner or later, Mother’s got to go. That time might have come by the first Season 4 trailer, as young Norman has fully taken to wearing her mothers clothes, while the family around them crumbles.
Every year brings A&E’s Bates Motel closer in line with its cinematic origins, but is Season 4 finally the year Norman sends his mother down the drain? A new 2016 promo hints at some familiar Psycho imagery, and an ominous end for Norman’s favorite future basement decoration.