A&E has released a fantastic new trailer for the fifth and final season of Bates Motel, and we are in for one hell of an intense season! The new trailer offers up a ton of crazy and exciting new footage from the upcoming season including our first real look at Rihanna as Marion Crane. It looks like this final season will end up taking us through the events of Alfred Hitchcock's film, and it will be interesting to see how they portray the legendary shower scene. We know it's going to be in the series, but will it take a different approach than Hitchcock's vision or will it be a shot-for-shot remake of what Hitchcock did? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
This is a great trailer, and I'm so excited to see this series come to a close. I've also included a full synopsis that teases Norman's descent into madness.
Bates Motel Season 5 concludes the contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Over the course of five years, the series has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Now, Bates Motel Season 5 picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home Norman struggles; his violent blackouts continue to increase as ‘Mother’ (Vera Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. Meanwhile, Dylan Massett (Max Thierot) and Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke), since leaving White Pine Bay, have been living their lives blissfully unaware of Norma’s death and Norman’s full on descent into psychosis. Unfortunately, for them, they will soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), who is currently incarcerated for a perjury, hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson and avenge the murder of his one true love, Norma Bates.
New faces find their way to the Bates Motel this season to further complicate Norman’s life and threaten to unearth his dark secrets. Viewers will finally meet the iconic Marion Crane played by Rihanna. In addition, a new couple in town, Madeleine Loomis, played by Isabelle McNally (House of Cards) and her husband Sam Loomis, played by Austin Nichols (The Walking Dead, Ray Donovan), as well as Sheriff Dana Greene, played by Brooke Smith (Grey’s Anatomy, Ray Donovan) become entangled in Norman’s life causing a chain of events that could blow the lid off Norman’s secret life. Lastly, fans will be greeted by familiar faces when Caleb Calhoun (Kenny Johnson) and Chick Hogan (Ryan Hurst) return with agendas of their own.
Bates Motel season five premieres Monday, February 20th at 10:00pm on A&E, and I can't wait!