'Bates Motel' Season 5 trailer explores creepy Bates residence

Wade Sheridan

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Norman Bates is adjusting to life on his own in a new trailer for the fifth and final season of A&E's Psycho prequel series, Bates Motel.

The clip, released Monday, explores the empty Bates residence following the events of Season 4 which finally saw Norman (Freddie Highmore) murder his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga).


As 1950's hit "Come On-A My House" from Rosemary Clooney plays throughout the creepy home, the camera then finds Norman enjoying some alone time before he visits the frozen dead body of Norma.

"Norman...dinner!" Norma's voice can be heard before Norman replies, "I'll be back soon."

"Season five of Bates Motel picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life, reads the synopsis.

"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 (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," it continues.

"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."

Also on tap for Season 5 is Rihanna who was cast as Marion Crane, the women Norman famously kills in the original Psycho film.

Season 5 of Bates Motel premiers Feb. 20 on A&E.

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