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Posted by Jess on January 04, 2017

Bates Motel will return for the final season on February 20th at 10/9c.

Bates Motel’s Final Season Gets (Early) Premiere Date at A&E

Bates Motel is reopening a few weeks early.

A&E’s sublime Psycho prequel will kick off its fifth and final season on Monday, Feb. 20 at 10/9c, a rep for the cable net confirms to TVLine. The series has traditionally premiered in mid-March.

The 10-episode swan song “is, in a way, the funniest” season yet, “[with] the most dark comedy,”  showrunner Kerry Ehrin revealed to Yahoo TV, adding, “I would say it still somehow manages to be weirdly life affirming.”

As previously reported, pop star/actress Rihanna will recur in Season 5 as Marion Crane, the iconic, ill-fated character that Janet Leigh played in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. “She was an incredibly sweet and hard working person, and we couldn’t be more thrilled,” Ehrin told Yahoo. “The episodes that she’s in were very much designed to be like a collision between Psycho and Bates Motel, and, really, it’s the first and only time we’ve ever truly stepped into Psycho.”

Bates Motel‘s farewell season will also give fans a front row seat to the “Mother” in Norman’s head (since the one outside his head is, you know, dead). “We’re gonna get to spend more time with her now,” Ehrin told TVLine over the summer at Comic-Con.

Posted by Jess on July 24, 2016

Bates Motel Team Talks Season 5’s ‘New’ Mother, ‘Racy’ Norma/Norman Moments and the Series’ Final Scene

Bates Motel fans who are still in mourning over Norma’s demise can rest assured that not only will we get a lot more of Vera Farmiga in Season 5, we’ll also get much better acquainted with the “Mother” in Norman’s head — in essence, a whole new character.

“We’re gonna get to spend more time with her now,” executive producer Kerry Ehrin explained to Michael Ausiello when she and the A&E drama’s cast dropped by TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by ZTE. In fact, we’ll get to “know her more intimately.”

Maybe we’ll even get to see the sort of “pretty racy things” that Farmiga said she and Freddie Highmore shot for seasons past that ended up on the cutting-room floor. In particular, she recalled, “there was a really intimate moment that never ended up making” it into the show.

Also in the video Q&A above, Highmore shared his hilarious hope for the series’ final scene, Nestor Carbonell put Ehrin on the spot regarding the casting of a sister for Rihanna’s Marion Crane, and Max Thieriot predicted Dylan’s reaction to Norma’s death.

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Posted by Jess on July 24, 2016

Freddie was seen around Comic-Con International 2016 (day 2). I will add more photos from Comic-Con as soon as possible. Many thanks to Jenna for the photos!

Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > July 22: Comic-Con International – Day 2

Posted by Jess on July 23, 2016

It’s official: “Bates Motel” is closing its doors after the upcoming fifth season.

The executive producers made the announcement during their panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, and with a post on Twitter.

The news comes as little surprise, given the climactic fourth season finale (which saw a pivotal plot twist) and the creatives’ long-standing plan to wrap up the drama on their own terms.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin have been vocal about their vision of the series as a five-season run, telling Variety, “From the end of the first season, Carlton and I both had the exact same instinct of five seasons.” Ehrin promised that they’ve long had an endgame in mind, “Emotionally, yes, a very specific one. I will say it’s beautiful.”

A&E’s “Bates Motel” was handed a two-season renewal in June 2015, with plans for two 10-episodes runs for seasons 4 and 5.

The critically acclaimed series is a contemporary prequel to the film “Psycho” and shows how Norman Bates (played by Freddie Highmore) unravels through his teenage years. Vera Farmiga plays his mother, Norma Bates.

Farmiga received an Emmy nomination in 2013 for her role. This season, the show received two nominations for cinematography and music competition.

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Posted by Jess on June 11, 2016

Freddie attended the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations for Bates Motel event at SAG-AFTRA Foundation in Los Angeles, California (June 9).

Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > June 09: SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations with “Bates Motel”

Posted by Jess on May 18, 2016

I’ve added some screen captures of the Bates Motel season finale (4×10 – Norman). Warning: contains spoilers!

Television Productions > Bates Motel > Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×10 – Norman

Posted by Jess on May 11, 2016

Warning, the video may contain spoilers!

Posted by Jess on April 17, 2016

Television Productions > Bates Motel > Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×05 – Refraction