Rihanna Checks Into ‘Bates Motel’ Final Season in ‘Psycho’ New Photos
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.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the first photos of Rihanna in the iconic role of Marion Crane, the famous shower murder at the center of Psycho’s most enduring image. In addition to the photo below, Rihanna pops up about 45 seconds into a more official trailer for Bates Motel’s final season:
As executive producer Kerry Ehrin puts it, we’ll also a deeper look into Crane’s … well, psyche:
We’re taking threads of that story and definitely using them so it’s recognizable, it’s just where we go with it is very different. It’s tough to be in a situation where you’re in love with a guy, and for whatever reason, he keeps stalling. You still have all this hot sex with him, and he’s saying he loves you, but he’s stalling. The internal story of that, for a woman, is a really interesting one. We never really got to see that. In Psycho, you just see the outside of that more. It was trying to do a story about a contemporary woman with some edge, with some expectations, who isn’t perfect, who isn’t always perfectly sweet, who is in that situation, but we’re rooting for her to get what she wants.
In addition to Rihanna playing the role of Marion Crane, the fifth and final season will introduce House of Cards star Isabelle McNally as Madeleine Loomis, Walking Dead alum Austin Nichols as her husband Sam, and Brooke Smith as Sheriff Dana Greene. Kenny Johnson will return in his role as Caleb Calhoun along with Ryan Hurst’s Chick Hogan.
We’ll see more on the road to February, but what make we of Rihanna’s place in the final Bates Motel stay?