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Bates Motel - Season 5 - Spoilers

Postby DarthLocke on Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:32 pm


Rihanna Cast As Marion Crane:
Rihanna has been cast as Marion Crane – the role made famous by Janet Leigh — in the fifth and final season of A&E’s “Bates Motel.”

That announced marked the big news from the Comic Con panel for “Bates Motel,” eclipsing the news that Vera Farmiga would still be very present in the fifth and final season of the show (even though her character has been killed off) or that the fifth season would be its last.

After playing a video with Rihanna announcing the news, the biggest question was how this casting coup came about. “I read this article in which she said she was a fan of “Bates Motel,” executive producer Carlton Cuse explained. “We asked and she said yes. It was awesome. We’re really excited about it. It really feels very much like the version of the character that is different from the movie.”

In the film “Psycho,” which serves as the loose inspiration for the series, Marion Crane checks into the “Bates Motel,” where she has the misfortune of crossing paths with motel owner Norman Bates. Her shower scene — where she gets stabbed to death — has become one of film’s most iconic.

Cuse also said that the Marion character is one they wanted to make sure to include before wrapping the A&E series next year. “We wanted her to very much be her own character and we felt in order to do that we needed to find someone who was very, very special to play Marion.” Also on the panel with Cuse were executive producer Kerry Ehrin and stars Vera Farmiga (Norma), Freddie Highmore (Norman), Nestor Carbonell (Alex) and Max Thieriot (Dylan). ... 201821006/

Max Thieriot and Nestor Carbonell join Freddie Highmore in Directing Season Five Episodes:
In other news announced during the panel, Highmore and Thieriot will join Carbonell in stepping behind the camera to direct episodes in the final season. Carbonell (who also directed last year) will direct episode 5, Highmore will helm episode 8 and Thieriot will tackle the fourth episode. Highmore will also pen an episode, as he did last season.

Bates Motel Not To End The Way Pyscho Does:
Cuse also said not to expect “Bates Motel” to end the same way as the Hitchcock film ends. “I think that would be a real letdown and uninspired on our part. We are going to cross through some of the mythology of the movie, ‘Psycho,’ but our story will have its own distinct ending that is just like our show, it’s very much its own creation. What happens to Norman is not something that we’re going to say here but his fate is not exactly the same as it is in the movie.” ... 201821006/[/i]

TVLINE Video Interview/Season Five Expectations -Nestor Carbonelle - Teases Casting Marion Crane's Sister? ... d=27077293

Casting Call For Sam Loomis:
According to TVLine, a casting call for Sam has already been put out by the series. However, an actor has yet to be decided upon. At this rate, the publication notes that a casting call for Lila, Marion's sister, is bound to go up any time soon. ... /51631.htm

Question: I’m cautiously optimistic about Rihanna playing Marion Crane on Bates Motel. Got any other intel about her role? —Jessica
Ausiello: Just like in Psycho, the small-screen Marion will have a boyfriend named Sam who’s the sorta sexy devil for whom a woman might consider embezzling a small fortune. The A&E drama is currently looking for an edgy hunk to take a stab at the recurring role — and, if we were placing bets, we’d wager that a casting call for Marion’s sister Lila would go out next. ... 25337.html

Bates Motel Casts Norma Look Alike - Isabelle McNally Cast as Madeleine:
Bates Motel viewers will be seeing double when A&E’s Psycho thriller returns with its fifth and final season next year.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Isabelle McNally (House of Cards) is set to recur as Madeleine Loomis, a warm and kindhearted woman who bears a striking resemblance to a young Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga). It’s not clear how exactly Madeleine will figure into Season 5, but her last name suggests she will somehow be connected to the arrival of Rihanna’s Marion Crane. In the original film, Marion’s boyfriend was named Sam Loomis. And, as we reported, Bates Motel is currently casting its own version of Sam. ... ne-loomis/

Brooke Smith Cast As New Sheriff:
TVLine has learned exclusively that Grey’s Anatomy grad Brooke Smith is joining the A&E thriller’s fifth and final season as Sheriff Dana Green, the new face of the law in White Pine Bay. She succeeds the now-incarcerated Alex Romero (played by Nestor Carbonell, who will nonetheless be returning as a series regular.)

Smith’s Dana is described as competent, professional, moralistic and sharp. She possesses a small-town vibe that belies her highly observant nature.
Since being unceremoniously banished to Grey’s Anatomy‘s black hole of a parking garage in Season 5, Smith has appeared on Law & Order: SVU, Ray Donovan and Nashville. ... d=29123526

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