Bates Motel Season 5 premiere is just around the corner. Fans will only have to wait for six more weeks before Norman Bates show off his Psycho-like behavior with Norma as his “strange” evil mentor.
The “New” Norma Bates
We have seen Norman (Freddie Highmore) in his blackouts and how he act towards other people when he is under his hallucination with Norma (Vera Farmiga). Everybody witnessed how a shy-type boy transformed into a psychopathic murderer. However, no one sees the side of the one person who really cared for him, Norma.
According to TV Line’s interview with Bates Motel cast, fans will see more of Farmiga’s character, unlike the previous seasons. In the forthcoming episodes, the series will feature more the “new Norma” as she will be shown more as the controlling mother of Norman in his hallucination. The character will not be the same as the previous four seasons as the show will explore Norman’s murderous personality which is also caused by Norma.
Bates Motel executive producer Kerry Ehrin reveals a bit of information about Farmiga’s character in Bates Motel Season 5. She reveals that fans were only able to see a “very little bits” of Norma in the psychological thriller series.
Ehrin confirms that Norma will be more explored in the upcoming season. Adding, they are going to spend more time with the character.
“We will know her better… know her more intimately.”
Meanwhile, Farmiga teases that there are actually some scenes of Norma that never ended in the final cut. The scene shows intimacy in her character.
“I started to get to know her but those scenes never ended up in final edits,” said Farmiga. “There are some pretty racy things that ultimately never made the final cut,” she added.
“There was really one intense [scene].”
Norma Will Still Be the Center of the Series
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ehrin confirms that though the show ended up with Norma’s death, the character will still be very much alive in Season 5. Farmiga, says Ehrin, “will always be the center of the show.”
When asked how hard it is to let go Norma’s character, Ehrin honestly answered, “super hard.” The showrunner describes what she felt when writing the ending of Norma and for her, it was hard and emotional.
Bates Motel Season 5 returns on Feb. 20 on A&E.