Bates Motel

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The haunting fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed drama, “Bates Motel,” from writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse will premiere on Monday, February 20 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. Fan favorite and Emmy-nominated actress... read more
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The haunting fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed drama, “Bates Motel,” from writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse will premiere on Monday, February 20 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. Fan favorite and Emmy-nominated actress Vera Farmiga returns for double duty as executive producer while also reprising her role as ‘Mother’ who is very much alive and well but only in the twisted, complicated mind of ‘Norman Bates’ played by Freddie Highmore. In addition, eight-time Grammy Award winner and series super fan Rihanna checks in to play the role of ‘Marion Crane,’ putting a newly reimagined and contemporary spin on the iconic character. This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Season five of “Bates Motel” picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie 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’ (Vera 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. 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. 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 (“House of Cards”) and her husband Sam Loomis, played by Austin Nichols (“The Walking Dead,” “Ray Donovan”), as well as Sheriff Dana Greene, played by Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ray Donovan”) 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 (Kenny Johnson) and Chick Hogan (Ryan Hurst) return with agendas of their own.

Original Release

03/18/2013 on A&E



# Title Air Date
1 Dark Paradise Monday, 20 February 2017
2 The Convergence of the Twain Monday, 27 February 2017
3 Bad Blood Monday, 06 March 2017
4 Hidden Monday, 13 March 2017
5 Dreams Die First Monday, 20 March 2017
6 Marion Monday, 27 March 2017
7 Inseparable Monday, 03 April 2017
8 The Body Monday, 10 April 2017
9 Visiting Hours Monday, 17 April 2017
10 The Cord Monday, 24 April 2017


Tucker Gates, Ed Bianchi, Tim Southam, Phil Abraham, Nestor Carbonell, Sarah Boyd, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Roxann Dawson, Christopher Nelson, Paul A. Edwards, David Straiton, S.J. Clarkson, Max Thieriot, Freddie Highmore, Lodge Kerrigan, T.J. Scott, Steph Green, Stephen Surjik, John David Coles, Johan Renck


Carlton Cuse, Robert Bloch, Kerry Ehrin, Anthony Cipriano, Philip Buiser, Torrey Speer, Bill Balas, Erica Lipez, Steve Kornacki, Alyson Evans, Scott Kosar, Jeff Wadlow, Alexandra Cunningham, Freddie Highmore, Tom Szentgyorgyi, Liz Tigelaar, Nikki Toscano


Freddie Highmore Norman Bates
Max Thieriot Dylan Massett
Vera Farmiga Norma Louise Bates
Olivia Cooke Emma Decody
Nestor Carbonell Sheriff Alex Romero
Mike Vogel
Kenny Johnson Caleb Calhoun
Kenny Johnson
Nicola Peltz
Ryan Hurst Chick Hogan
Nicola Peltz Bradley Martin
Keenan Tracey Gunner
Ian Tracey Remo Wallace
Kevin Rahm Bob Paris
Isabelle McNally Madeleine Loomis
Andrew Howard Will Decody
Keegan Connor Tracy Miss Watson
Michael Eklund Zane Morgan
Michael O'Neill Nick Ford
Damon Gupton Dr. Gregg Edwards


Tucker Gates Executive Producer
Carlton Cuse Executive Producer
Kerry Ehrin Executive Producer
Vera Farmiga Executive Producer
John Powers Middleton Executive Producer
Alyson Evans Executive Producer
Mark Wolper Executive Producer
Roy Lee Executive Producer
Steve Kornacki Executive Producer
Tucker Gates Producer
Carlton Cuse Producer
Justis Greene Producer
Kerry Ehrin Producer
John Powers Middleton Producer
Cory Bird Producer
Heather Meehan Producer
Jamie Vega Wheeler Producer
Vera Farmiga Producer
Christopher Nelson Producer
Scott Kosar Producer
Mark Wolper Producer
Roy Lee Producer
Steve Kornacki Producer
Alyson Evans Producer
Pete Whyte Producer
Matthew McCluggage Producer
Erica Lipez Producer
Jenna Bauer Producer
Alexandra Cunningham Producer
Liz Tigelaar Producer
Nikki Toscano Producer
Tim Southam Producer
Cory Bird Producer
Jeff Wadlow Producer
Tom Szentgyorgyi Producer
Diane Ruggiero-Wright Producer
John Mavrogeorge Producer


Sarah Boyd, Vikash Patel, Christopher Nelson, Ryan Neatha Johnson, Cedric Nairn-Smith, Paul Trejo, Kevin Krasny, Cecily Rhett, Edward A. Warschilka

2016 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series Nominated
2016 Emmy Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
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