The fifth and final season of A&E’s Bates Motel will premiere on February 20, 2017 with Rihanna joining the cast as Marion Crane. The character was played by Janet Leigh in the classic horror film Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the novel by Robert Bloch. The new trailer for Bates Motel season five introduces Rihanna as Marion and shows Norman Bates (played by Freddie Highmore) spying on her while she showers. Creepy!
The cast of season five also includes Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates, Max Thieriot as Dylan, Olivia Cooke as Emma, and Nestor Carbonell as Alex Romero.
The Plot: Season five of Bates Motel picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (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’ (Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. Meanwhile, Dylan Massett (Thieriot) and Emma Decody (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 (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 and her husband Sam Loomis, played by Austin Nichols, as well as Sheriff Dana Greene, played by Brooke Smith 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 and Chick Hogan return with agendas of their own.
Watch the Bates Motel trailer: