Bates Motel Season 5 is set to premiere with a darker plot than the previous seasons. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, the series’ showrunners, also revealed what will be the tone of the season finale.
Reports have been suggesting that the spoilers for Bates Motel Season 5 given by the cast and the showrunners only leads to a much more darker concept. The series is set to hit a Psycho-like concept but not the point where it will copy David Hitchcock’s original piece.
In the upcoming season, Norman Bates, played by Freddie Highmore, will be a full blown psychopath. Now that Norma, his mother, will appear as his crazy seductive hallucination, fans could expect that she will control her boy by manipulating his mind and ordering him around, giving him no choice but to kill whoever comes in their way.
Moreover, the darker concept will also show Norman’s personality and his transition as a murderous man living in the small town of White Pine Bay. Adding on, Cuse revealed that viewers will see a new version of Norman Bates and his split personality.
On the other hand, recent reports claim that fans are ready to see not one but plenty of deaths in Bates Motel Season 5. Dylan, Romero, Emma, the new character Madelaine and especially Marion Crane are all listed under Norman’s potential victims.
Reasons on why they will be killed off are still unknown but viewers pointed out that maybe it will be because of Norma’s dead body. Hints say that someone will discover her in Norman’s house and it will trigger the latter to kill this character as he does not want anyone to know his secret.
And speaking of Marion Crane, played by Rihanna, will be seen in several parts of the fifth season. However, it will not be recreating the same Psycho film scenes.
Carlton Cuse on Bates Motel Season 5 Tone
In Cuse interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he clearly describes what will be the tone of Bates Motel Season 5.
Cuse said that the fifth season “is about ways” on how the series will not clash with the events of Psycho.
“We are going to see a version of Norman that is much closer now to the one in the movie, but the way in which he acts and the events in the story will not be the same as the movie,” Cuse said.
Bates Motel Season 5 premieres on March 2017.