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.
It’s been some time since we’ve checked in for a stay at A&E’s Bates Motel, and it seems another famous horror property will be setting up shop nextdoor this March. The network has officially set a March premiere for the fourth year of Norman Bates’ descent into madness, as well as The Omen sequel series Damien.
American Horror Story: Hotel had nothing to show by its presence at Comic-Con 2015, but with filming in full swing, Season 5 is dripping an elevator’s worth of fresh blood. Not only do we have our first photos of the cast, but also fresh details on a “drillbit dildo” killer, connections to the first season, and much more.
The fifth iteration of FX’s American Horror Story hasn’t yet filmed enough Hotel footage for a proper trailer, but Ryan Murphy and the expansive cast took to TCA with plenty of new details on the fall premiere. Not only do we know what each character will be, we’ve also learned that past Horror Story characters will check in over time. Plus, free poster!
A&E’s Bates Motel closed up shop for Season 3 with a somewhat uncertain finality, but the network has little doubt over keeping Norman on track for a Psycho future. Not only will Norman and Norma keep the Bates Motel open through Season 4, but the network has ordered a fifth (and potentially final?) season as well.
The Bates Motel has once again closed up shop for another season, and with it Norma and Norman inched ever-closer to their Alfred Hitchcock Psycho roots. Season 3 finale “Unconscious” put a major nail in the coffin, killing off a character present since the very pilot, and simultaneously paying major homage to the classic film, but has A&E’s horror-thriller finally jumped the gun?