Despite Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) sudden death in “Bates Motel” season 4, fans are still going to be treated with a steady dose of her when the thriller premieres its fifth and final season.
The cast of “Bates Motel” spoke with TV Line‘s Michael Ausiello when he caught up with them during the recently held San Diego Comic-Con. Though already succumbing to death last season, Farmiga was still in attendance, which may be a hint of what lies ahead for “Bates Motel”. She was joined by Freddie Highmore, Nestor Carbonell and Max Thieriot who play Norman, Romero and Dylan, respectively. Executive producer Kerry Ehrin was also present during the interview.
The group was generous enough in giving sneak peeks of what may happen in the show’s final season, especially with the very intriguing presence of Norma. Ehrin shared that the death of “Mother” in season 4 will actually give them the chance to “spend more time with her now.” Of course, how this will eventually take place is still being kept tightly under wraps.
Farmiga, on the other hand, revealed that her scenes with Norman in season 5 could be similar to scenes they have previously filmed the ones that did not make the cut in the specific time period that it was initially planned to air. Interestingly, the critically acclaimed actress teased of “pretty racy things” that involved intimate moments.
Given this, as well as Erin’s statement, it can be presumed that a multi-perspective kind of storytelling coupled with flashbacks will somehow be utilized.
In the final moments of season 4, Norman appeared to be delusional, seemingly unaware of his mother’s death. It prompted him to bring her lifeless body back home and treated her as if she was still alive. Elsewhere, Romero was picked up by officials who were suspicious of his anomalous activities, while Dylan was unconscious of the situation.
Executive producer Carlton Cuse also recently talked about the casting of Rihanna as Marion Crane, the character featured in the 1960s film “Psycho.” Despite her addition, Cuse revealed that they are not planning to adapt the plot of the movie to a dot.
No official premiere date for the final season of “Bates Motel” has been set but it is expected to air March of next year on A&E.