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Comic-Con 2016: Bates Motel Season 5 Interviews with Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Nestor Carbonell & More

28 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last week at Comic-Con, I participated in press room roundtable interviews with the cast and creators of Bates Motel, who discussed the heart-ripping last episodes of Season 4 and also looked ahead at what’s to come in the fifth and final season. Topics covered included the casting of Rihanna as Marion Crane, character mindsets heading into Season 5, Freddie Highmore writing and directing an upcoming episode, and much more. [Spoiler warning if you haven’t finished watching Season 4.]

Executive producers / writers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin on casting Rihanna as iconic Psycho character Marion Crane:

Carlton Cuse: We’ve been talking about putting Marion Crane in the show for a long time.We were very concerned about it because we wanted to make sure that we could do our own version of it. Funny, we ran all these things, people pitching actors who looked like [Janet] Leigh. We wanted to define that character in our own way. I read this »

- Derek Anderson

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Sdcc: Bates Motel Casts Rihanna to Play Marion Crane

23 July 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Yesterday, at the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the hit A&E show ‘Bates Motel,’ it was announce that hit musician Rihanna will be joining the cast as Marion Crane for the fifth and final season.

Check out this little snap below!

Rihanna Snap

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way.  We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate,” said executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin

Additional announcements included: Vera Farmiga to executive produce and return in her Emmy-nominated role as “Norma” after her epic death in the final episodes of season four. Max Thieriot will make his directorial debut and Nestor Carbonell will direct for a third time. Finally, Freddie Highmore will write his second »

- Melissa Howland

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Bates Motel Team Talks Season 5's 'New' Mother, 'Racy' Norma/Norman Moments and the Series' Final Scene

23 July 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bates Motel fans who are still in mourning over Norma’s demise can rest assured that not only will we get a lot more of Vera Farmiga in Season 5, we’ll also get much better acquainted with the “Mother” in Norman’s head — in essence, a whole new character.

RelatedBates Motel Casts Rihanna as Marion Crane for Fifth and Final Season

“We’re gonna get to spend more time with her now,” executive producer Kerry Ehrin explained to Michael Ausiello when she and the A&E drama’s cast dropped by TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by Zte. In fact, »

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Bates Motel Season 5: Rihanna Joins Final Season as Spoiler!

22 July 2016 8:01 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Move over Janet Leigh, there's a new Marion Crain in town!

Leigh played the iconic, never forgotten and ill-fated character in the 1960 Hitchcock classic, and Rihanna is set to take over for the 2017 Bates Motel edition.

In fact, Rihanna was so excited about it, she even filmed a bit of her own shower in her own bedroom to share the news.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin released a statement after the panel:

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way."

"We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.” 

Separately, Cuse talked to EW before the panel, “We are going to meet Marion Crane, but what we don’t want to do is create the impression that »

- Carissa Pavlica

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Rihanna Will Head Over To Bates Motel And Play Marion Crane For Final Season

22 July 2016 6:18 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rihanna has been tapped to play the iconic role of Marion Crane, formerly played by Janet Leigh, in the fifth and final season of A&E’s hit drama series Bates Motel. The highly anticipated casting announcement was made today during the season five panel at San Diego Comic-Con via video.

Creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were on hand with cast Vera Farmiga (“Norma”), Freddie Highmore (“Norman”), Max Thieriot (“Dylan Massett”) and Nestor Carbonell (“Sheriff Alex Romero”) to celebrate the casting, the series and speak to the final season.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said: 

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way.  We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate"

Additional »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Bates Motel season 5: Rihanna cast as Marion Crane

22 July 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Rihanna is set to try on Janet Leigh’s shower cap, taking on the role of Marion Crane for Bates Motel season 5...

Rihanna will appear in Bates Motel season 5 in role of Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s slasher classic Psycho.

The announcement came via video at the Bates Motel season 5 panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Vera Farmiga, who plays Norma; Freddie Highmore, who plays Norman, Max Thieriot, who plays Dylan Massett and Nestor Carbonell, who plays Sheriff Alex Romero, joined the show’s creators Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were at the panel.

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way.  We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate, »

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Bates Motel Ends with Season 5; Rihanna to Play Janet Leigh Role

22 July 2016 6:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

All good things must come to an end. And that includes Norman Bate's run as lead psycho at Bates Motel.The hit A&E thriller is coming to an end after 5 seasons, it was announced today. And it sounds like it will wrap up on a note that Alfred Hitchcock would be proud of. Yes, we are going to get to see star Freddie Highmore go full-on Anthony Perkins.

Bates Motel producers announced that the show is about to reach its inevitable conclusion earlier today at the Comic-Con panel in San Diego. What was once a prequel to the original 1960 horror classic Psycho will now recreate that iconic thriller over the span of its final episode run. A&E released this short, but sweet, official statement on Twitter.

"It's official, the #BatesMotel will close after Season 5 #Sdcc"

Bates Motel Season 5 will continue the story of Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) and her bat shit crazy son, »

- MovieWeb

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Comic-Con 2016: Rihanna to Play Marion Crane in the Fifth and Final Season of Bates Motel

22 July 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A&E made a big announcement at Comic-Con today, revealing that Rihanna will play Marion Crane—the role famously played by Janet Leight in Psycho—in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel:

Press Release: Rihanna has been tapped to play the iconic role of Marion Crane, formerly played by Janet Leigh, in the fifth and final season of A&E’s hit drama series “Bates Motel.” The highly anticipated casting announcement was made today during the season five panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were on hand with cast Vera Farmiga (“Norma”), Freddie Highmore (“Norman”), Max Thieriot (“Dylan Massett”) and Nestor Carbonell (“Sheriff Alex Romero”) to celebrate the casting, the series and speak to the final season.

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We »

- Derek Anderson

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Rihanna Joins ‘Bates Motel’ in Janet Leigh Role

22 July 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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.”

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” said executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin. “We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.”

This marks the singer’s television debut in a series role.

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.

The casting announcement was made at Comic-Con, where »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Bates Motel Casts Rihanna as Marion Crane for Fifth and Final Season

22 July 2016 4:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s curtains for Rihanna — shower curtains, to be exact.

The pop star/actress has been tapped to appear in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel as Marion Crane, the ill-fated character that Janet Leigh played in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, it was announced at Friday’s Comic-Con panel for the A&E drama.

RelatedComic-Con 2016: Your Guide to the TV-Related Panels and Screenings

Rihanna had previously expressed she was a fan of the series, prompting producers to reach out to her about the gig.

As TVLine reported back in May, executive producer Carlton Cuse plans to make »

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Comic-Con 2016: A&E Announces Bates Motel Panel

13 July 2016 3:09 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A&E will have a Bates Motel panel open for business at Comic-Con, and after the intense events of Season 4, there is bound to be a Lot to talk about.

San Diego Comic-Con attendees can check into A&E’s Bates Motel panel on Friday, July 22nd. Taking place in Room 6A from 3:30pm–4:30pm, the panel will feature Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, and co-creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse:

Press Release: New York, NY – July 13, 2016 – Hit drama series A&E’s “Bates Motel” and History®’s “Vikings” returns to San Diego Comic-Con with several exciting opportunities for fans, including cast panels with new exclusive footage, a “Vikings Vipers Den” at the convention center and a “Vikings” cast autograph session.

Please see details below and join in on the conversation by using #BatesMotel and #Vikings @HistoryVikings

A&E’s “Bates Motel” Panel – Friday, »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2016: Friday Schedule Includes The Walking Dead, Preacher, Bates Motel, The Exorcist

8 July 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Friday is Packed with plenty of appealing panels and special events for horror fans, including AMC's Hall H panels for The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and Preacher, as well as panels for Bates Motel, the Resident Evil video game franchise, Scream Factory, a screening of The Exorcist's first episode, and more:

From San Diego Comic-Con: "Resident Evil

Friday July 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm

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Two decades have passed since survival horror fans first opened the ominous doors to the zombie-filled mansion. Celebrate this milestone for the iconic survival horror series by hearing from the team at Capcom on what's in store for Resident Evil fans this year.

Fear The Walking Dead

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Hall H

Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Colman Domingo join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Point Break’ (2015) Review

8 June 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Luke Bracey, Edgar Ramirez, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, Matias Varela, Clemens Schick, Tobias Santelmann, Max Thieriot, Delroy Lindo | Written by Rick King, W. Peter Iliff, Kurt Wimmer | Directed by Ericson Core

Now I’m not that adverse to remakes and reboots as some and, if I’m honest, the 1991 version of Point Break is not as special to me as it is to others – in fact Bigelow’s film never really gelled with me, so I approached this redux with a really open mind. Turns out I shouldn’t have bothered!

Taking its cue from Kathryn Bigelow’s original movie, this remake of Point Break once again tells the story of Johnny Utah (Bracey), a young FBI agent who infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez) – who are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways…

However Ericson Core »

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‘Bates Motel’: Norman Makes His Killer Move in ‘Forever’ (Spoilers)

9 May 2016 7:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched Season 4, Episode 9 of “Bates Motel,” titled “Forever.”

With each passing season, the Norman Bates of “Bates Motel” has unravelled further, bringing the character ever closer to the killer of the “Psycho” movies who lives with his mother’s corpse. Now with the May 9 episode, Norman (Freddie Highmore) may have gotten more psychotic: Is Norma (Vera Farmiga) dead?

At the end of the episode, it certainly looked like it: Norma was unconscious on the floor, with Romero’s (Nestor Carbonell) desperate efforts to resuscitate her with CPR seemingly having failed.

Meanwhile, the guilty party, Norman, coughed himself back to consciousness, uttering just one word: “Mother,” when he saw her lying next to him.

His murder/suicide attempt didn’t exactly go as planned. Norman had fired up the faulty water heater to fill the house with gas, closed all the vents, and »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Why You Should Be Paying Attention To Bates Motel!!

1 May 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When A&E first announced that they had greenlit a straight to series order on a show based on Norman Bates, I was very skeptical. This was in light of the rise of popularity in genre programming on television in which I welcome, but properties that I hold close to my heart make me anxious to see re-imagined. Hannibal was also being turned into a series on another network, The Walking Dead holds a huge mark in pop culture, and I worried that Norman would turn into some kind of poster boy for taboo fantasies. It promised to delve into the relationship between Norman and his mother, leading him to become the full fledged killer we all know and love. The marketing team released photos ahead of the series premiere and I scratched my head when I saw that Norman was holding an iPhone. Two questions plagued me: Was this »

- Jovy

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Exclusive Interview: Freddie Highmore on the return of Bates Motel

4 April 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s almost time to check-in again with the good people of the not-so-sleepy suburb of White Pine Bay, as Bates Motel returns for season four. With Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates starring alongside Vera Farmiga, Olivia Cooke and Max Thieriot it comes as no surprise that the show has proven to be popular. So far

The post Exclusive Interview: Freddie Highmore on the return of Bates Motel appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Thomas Alexander

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Alden Ehrenreich, Taron Egerton And Jack Reynor On Final Shortlist For Young Han Solo

15 March 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

...and then there were three (and maybe a few others). Disney has been holding "secret" auditions and tests for the lead of the "young Han Solo" spinoff movie for its "Star Wars" franchise, and the list of contenders bandied about has featured names like Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory CohenBlake JennerNick Robinson, Colton Haynes, Max Thieriot, Leo HowardTony OllerChandler RiggsHunter Parrish, Rami Malek, Landon LiboironEd Westwick, Tom Felton and Joshua Sasse (phew!) but it appears that the studio has found their final three. Read More: What To Expect From The 'Star Wars' Spin-Offs, And Why They May Be A Mistake  THR reports that Alden Ehrenreich ("Hail, Caesar!"), Taron Egerton ("Kingsman: The Secret Service") and Jack Reynor ("Transformers") are on the final shortlist for the Phil Lord and Chris Miller »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bates Motel: Season Four Ratings

9 March 2016 8:38 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There's no worries that Bates Motel will be cancelled this time around since the A&E series has already been renewed for a fifth season. Will that be the end? How will the TV show do in the ratings in season four? Stay tuned.

Set in the small town of White Pine Bay in Oregon, Bates Motel tells the story of a troubled young man, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). Others in the cast include Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, Kenny Johnson, Nicola Peltz, Michael Vartan, Kathleen Robertson, Michael O'Neill, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Rebecca Creskoff, Michael Eklund, and Mike Vogel.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Impressions: Bates Motel Season 4 Begins with the Series’ Most Disturbing Episodes Yet

7 March 2016 1:55 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) has tried desperately to control her son and his blackouts throughout the first three seasons of Bates Motel. Although she definitely gets an “A” for effort, Norman has proved to be much more deadly than imagined, and a few unfortunate people have discovered this fact firsthand. With Bates Motel returning to A&E tonight, Daily Dead had the opportunity to watch the first two episodes of the fourth season, and at least one thing is certain: as creepy as he has been in the past, Norman has never been more dangerous—or fun to watch—than he is right now.

The violent end to Bates Motel’s third season is a tough act to follow, but Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin use that malevolent momentum to jump start the fourth season and send it further into the dark depths of Norman’s mind. Viewers have seen Norman’s psychotic side before, »

- Derek Anderson

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Bates Motel Season 4 Review

6 March 2016 2:14 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

It’s always notable when a show manages to re-engage viewers after leaving them ready to jump ship over a season ago. Bates Motel has been fighting against the onset of redundancy since it began (Who cares how Norman Bates becomes a killer? is a somewhat justified question), and it began to lose that fight last year. I would have defended the show to someone asking that previous question in the first two seasons; in season 3, I probably would have answered with a mumbled, disinterested shrug, the equivalent of a, “Not me – anymore.”

There’s creativity and a twisted bent to the open two-episode blast of the show’s fourth season that immediately made me remember what I liked about Bates Motel from the beginning. Question: Who cares how Norman Bates becomes a killer? Answer: Anyone who likes truly batty drama, just-over-the-top-enough performances, »

- Mitchel Broussard

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