Get Excited! ‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Premiere Date is Revealed

 

Mommy’s little psycho’s get excited! Why? Because A&E have revealed the premiere date for the fifth and final season of Bates Motel and it’s going to air sooner, then we first thought.

Season 5 of Bates Motel will premiere on Monday, February 20th at 10 p.m. EST on A&E. The past seasons of Bates Motel all premiered in March, so the release date for season 5 is quite a lot earlier than expected, much to the fans delight!

This season, we can expect things to be different, Freddie Highmore who plays Norman Bates says “It feels fresh and new he told Gold Derby. “It will be reestablishing new rules, and lots of that is going to take place in Norman’s mind because Norma is actually dead, but to him, she’s not. So how that manifests itself throughout the whole season is incredibly exciting.”

Highmore also said that viewers should also look forward to Farmiga’s next performance in the final season. Highmore said, “To see what Vera does with a new version of the character that she’s played masterfully over four seasons is exciting.”

Carlton Cuse told The Hollywood Reporter that the audience is going to “see a version of Norman in season 5 that is much closer to the one in the movie” However, Cuse made it clear that the upcoming season won’t be a carbon copy of the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film. “The way in which Norman acts and the events in the story will not be the same a the movie”. Curse says “however they will cross paths with some of the events in the film and lead to an ultimate resolution. What that resolution is and how that plays out is something that will be not disconnected to the movie ‘Psycho‘ but will be very much our own story in the sam way the entire series had been

Season 5 will also see the introduction of Marion Crane portrayed by Rihanna, who is one of the major guests at the motel in the film. However, I’m still not convinced Rihanna was the best choice for Marion Crane, and hopefully I am proved wrong, but I have very high expectation for the fifth and final season, and I just do think she will meet them. What are your thoughts about Rihanna playing Marion Cane?

Pop Culture Pipe Bomb will be recaping Bates Motel each week so keep an eye out!

Bates Motel airs Monday 20th February at 10pm on A&E

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