Bates Motel's Final Season Is Getting An Early Premiere

Bates Motel, A&E's prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, will be returning for a fifth and final season, and now we know that the season 5 premiere will be arriving early than usual.

Season 5 of Bates Motel will premiere on Monday, February 20th at 10/9c; the final season will consist of ten episodes, and will finally reach the point of the original Psycho movie. Pop star Rihanna will join the cast this season in a recurring role as Marion Crane, the runaway lady who takes that fatal shower at the Bates Motel, while Vera Farmiga will be playing the version of Norma Bates that exists in Norman's head.

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As showrunner Kerry Ehrin told Yahoo TV, "The episodes that [Rihanna's] in were very much designed to be like a collision between Psycho and Bates Motel, and, really, it's the first and only time we've ever truly stepped into Psycho."

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Bates Motel season 5 will premiere on Monday, February 20th @ 10/9c on A&E