The first trailer for Bates Motel season five has been released and it’s definitely got an unnerving creepy vibe. It looks like this final season is going to finish off the series strong. I love this trailer as it’s the perfect set up for what’s to come! A&E also released a full synopsis that offers us some intriguing details, like the fact that season five is set two years after the events of season four, and a lot has happened. Most importantly, Norman has descended deeper 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 ET/PT on A&E, and I can’t wait!