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Natalia Cordova-Buckley has a role in the final season of Bates Motel

A&E's PSYCHO -inspired series Bates Motel is currently in the middle of its fifth and final season, and I have really been enjoying this season so far. The show's Norman Bates has officially gone full-on psycho and more elements from PSYCHO are getting mixed directly into the story (including Rihanna as shower victim Marion Crane, who made her debut in Monday's...
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The Bates Motel set has been demolished

Although the classic PSYCHO house and motel exteriors still stand at Universal Studios Hollywood, they were not used as a filming location for the A&E television series Bates Motel . Instead, for the last five years a replica of the house and motel could be seen in Aldergrove, British Columbia, just outside of Vancouver. Erected on a piece of property that was formerly a...
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Check in on Norman with a synopsis and promo for Bates Motel's final season

With the season four finale of A&E's Bates Motel , the show officially entered PSYCHO territory, providing the set-up for Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) to be running the titular business himself while keeping the corpse of his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) in the house behind the motel. This was a turn of events that I was not expecting. I figured the PSYCHO lead-in would...
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Rihanna spotted playing Marion Crane on the set of Bates Motel

This may not seem like the most earth-shattering update, but when an actress has been spotted on a set while playing a new version of one of the most well-known characters in horror history you can't just let the images of her appearance pass you by. The actress in question here is Rihanna, and the character she's playing is Marion Crane, the recipient of perhaps the most...
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Bates Motel to premiere its final season this February

Bates Motel has certainly left us with a lot of questions. What will happen to Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) as the fifth and final season converges with the timeline of PSYCHO ? How closely will they hew to the original story? Why the hell was Rihanna cast as Marion Crane? Well, this Winter, A&E will begin to answer those questions one by...
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There's a new sheriff in town: Brooke Smith joins Bates Motel

Bates Motel is still casting its fifth and final season, and while they haven't made another decision quite on the high-profile level of the controversial choice to have Rihanna star as Marion Crane, they've been quietly assembling a cast of seasoned TV veterans. The newest acquisition is Brooke Smith, who will be stepping into the role of Dana Green, the...
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Bates Motel casts a Norma Bates doppelganger for its final season

The final season of Bates Motel is gearing up to be a doozy. When last we heard from the show, they were making the truly inscrutable decision to cast Rihanna as Janet Leigh's ill-fated showerer Marion Crane, but now we're getting word that the season will also feature a character who is a doppelganger for Norman Bates' mother Nora, which surely won't help the young...
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Rihanna to play Marion Crane on the final season of Bates Motel

Bates Motel will be entering full-on PSYCHO territory in its fifth and final season, and that means - as we first heard back in May - that Norman Bates' victim from that unforgettable shower scene, Marion Crane, will be entering the picture. During the Bates Motel panel at the San Diego Comic-Con today, the name of the actress who will be playing Marion was revealed, and...
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TV Review: Bates Motel S4, Episode #10 (Norman)

EPISODE 10: Norman CHECKING IN: Norma (Vera Farminga) is dead, Romero (Nestor Carbonnell) wants vengeance while Norman (Freddie Highmore) reaches a new PSYCHO low.  THE ROOM: Much like many of you, I was holding my breath as the BATES MOTEL Season 4 finale started, hoping, that our beloved Norma (Vera Farminga) wasn’t dead; and in a bold yet earnest...
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TV Review: Bates Motel S4, Episode #9 (Forever)

EPISODE 9: Forever CHECKING IN: Norma (Vera Farminga) leaves Romero (Nestor Carbonnell), Dylan (Max Thieriot) wants "out" of his family's BS while Norman falls apart at the seams (Freddie Highmore).  THE ROOM: Consider my ass royally kicked by last night’s BATES MOTEL. It was actually the first thing I thought of when I woke up this...
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TV Review: Bates Motel S4, Episode #8 (Unfaithful)

EPISODE 8: Unfaithful CHECKING IN: Norman (Freddie Highmore) is now back at home and Norma (Vera Farminga) fesses up as to her love for Romero (Nestor Carbonnell) - it doesn't go well - at all. THE ROOM: With two episodes to go, everything is falling apart at Bates Motel and it couldn’t be more cringe inducing yet deliciously entertaining to watch....
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TV Review: Bates Motel S4, Episode #7 (There's No Place Like Home)

EPISODE 7: There's No Place Like Home CHECKING IN:  Norma (Vera Farminga) and Romero's (Netor Carbonnell) fairy tale married life gets cuts short when Norman (Freddie Highmore) gets wind of his mom's deception and decides that he is coming home. Dylan (Max Thieriot) actively searches for Emma's mom and all signs point to Norman.  THE ROOM:...
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