Bates Motel Season 4 is officially over, and fans are still reeling from the final two episodes, in which the biggest death of the series was revealed. The disturbing scenes are likely to stay with fans until next year when Season 5 premieres, but that’s not the only big news for the A&E Psycho prequel series.
According to TV Line, Bates Motel is about to get a huge character, which will add a ton of intrigue to the final season of the series, and fully propel it into the classic Hitchcock film on which it is based.
It has been confirmed that the character of Marion Crane, arguably the most recognizable horror movie victim of all time, will be seen during Season 5 of Bates Motel.
Now that Norman Bates has killed his mother, and he has seemingly lost himself in his mental illness, it is time to introduce the franchise’s biggest character, the woman that Norman murders in the iconic shower scene during Psycho.
Fun fact, in Psycho (1960) chocolate syrup was used in the shower scene instead of blood. pic.twitter.com/nBXmjdbEiv
— Cap’n Cook (@CapnCookUK) February 5, 2016
Executive producer Carlton Cuse revealed that there are big plans for the character of Marion Crane, who was portrayed in the film by Jamie Lee Curtis’ mother, Janet Leigh, to enter Norman’s wacky world.
“We do hope to see Marion Crane next season. That will be a big moment.”
When Cuse was asked if the character would appear in multiple episodes, he responded, “Yes,” leaving Bates Motel fans excited about where the final season of the spooky show will end up, and just how far into the Psycho storyline the series will go.
Carlton also reveals that Bates Motel Season 5 will dive into the events of Psycho, but that the series will not recreate the classic film, because that is what would be expected.
“We wanted the final season to allow us to do our version of the Psycho lore. We will be colliding with certain events in the narrative of the film, but it would be boring to just recreate Psycho.”
Now that Bates Motel viewers know that Norma Bates is officially dead, they’re happy to hear that Vera Farmiga’s character isn’t gone or forgotten. In the Season 4 finale, Norman shockingly dug up his mother’s grave, and took her lifeless body back to their house, where, judging from the events of Psycho, he’ll likely keep her throughout Season 5.
Norma will still be a huge part of the show, and will be seen only in Norman’s mind now. Viewers are, of course, hoping that Freddie Highmore’s character will also be seen dressing like his late mother much more often now, as they’ve only seen glimpses of Norman fully becoming his mother in the past.
It’s to be believed that Bates Motel Season 5 will be the biggest and best for the series. Freddie Highmore is expected to produce some of his most intense, dramatic and best work, as the show strives to close the story in a way that will tie up the loose ends of the supporting characters such as Dylan, Emma, and Alex Romero, as well as end the series staying true to the movie which it was derived from.
There is so much to look forward to when Bates Motel returns to A&E, but unfortunately it will be nearly a year until the final season begins airing. During that time, fans will have so much to think about, and speculate on, as news, spoilers, and set updates roll in.
Since Season 4 went out with a huge bang, it’s only natural to expect fans to eagerly tune in each week to see how the final 10 episodes of the series plays out.
What are your thoughts on the shocking Bates Motel season finale, and bringing Marion Crane into the mix during Season 5? Are you excited for the final season?
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