A&E’s Bates Motel is returning for its fifth and final season on February 20, 2017. Check out the Season Five teaser below.
In addition, Deadline reports that “The Walking Dead” alum Austin Nichols has landed a recurring role as Sam Loomis, a mysterious and charismatic newcomer to White Pine Bay who quickly antagonizes Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) when he tries to involve the Bates Motel’s owner in his web of lies.
The fifth and final season picks up almost two years after Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) death and finds Norman (Highmore) living a double life. Publicly a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, Norman struggles at home, where his violent blackouts are increasing as “Mother” threatens to take him over completely. Meanwhile, Dylan (Max Thieriot) and Emma (Olivia Cooke), now with lives of their own, soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Romero (Nestor Carbonell) hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson.
Freddie Highmore is returning as Norman with Vera Farmiga as his mother, Norma. Highmore, Nestor Carbonell and Max Theriot each direct at least one episode in the upcoming season.