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.
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.
Once upon a time, TV stood in awe of Duck Dynasty pulling in significantly higher ratings than some non-reality shows, to the point that one member’s exile from the series made national headlines. Now, after five years and eleven seasons, the Robertson clan will finally hang up their duck whistles, at least on TV.
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!
It’s all for no one, apparently, and least of all for Damien. Following a low-rated first season (itself initially dropped from Lifetime), A&E’s The Omen sequel series has officially closed the book on Season 2, thwarting the Anti-Christ once more.
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.