The premiere date of Bates Motel Season 5?has?yet to be confirmed, but various spoilers on the show have already surfaced. Recently, Freddie Highmore, who plays the lead role Norman, dished some details about the next season. He mentioned that Season 4 is the ?end of the road for Norma.? He also said that things will be different in Season 5.
In a webcam interview with Goldderby, Highmore discussed Norma?s death in the Season 4 finale. He praised co-star Vera Farmiga who plays Norma, his mother, in the show. Design & Trend writes that according to him, the actress should be ?rightly celebrated for her performance in Season 4 because that?s the end of the road for the real Norma Bates.?
It has been revealed that although Norma is dead, she?ll still be part of the show. She?ll be on Norman?s mind in Bates Motel Season 5, and it will be interesting to see how she?ll influence her disturbed son. In fact, Highmore is excited about Farmiga?s portrayal in her ?modified role? in the next season. ?To see what Vera does with a new version of the character that she’s played masterfully over four seasons is [exciting],? he said.
Additionally, it was revealed that the character of Norman will be more similar to the version in Psycho. Bates Motel serves as a prequel to the Pyscho film, and executive producer Cuse said that there will be references from the movie in the show. However, he clarified in his interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the series will have its own version of the story.
“The way in which [Norman] acts and the events in the story will not be the same as the movie,” he explained. “They will cross paths with some of the events in the movie 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 same way the entire series has been.”
Bates Motel Season 5 is expected to premiere in March 2017.