Aside from Rihanna being cast as Marion Crane for the final season of “Bates Motel,” there are still other questions lingering after watching that Season 4 finale. What we know for certain is that Norma is dead at Norman’s hand — leading the Season 5 story directly into “Psycho” territory. But, how will this all play out?

Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates) and Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates) spoke to Zap2it at San Diego Comic-Con about the changes to be expected in the upcoming season. As far as the shift in the Norma character, Farmiga’s only request is that she not be limited.

“I think it’s going to continue being a playground. That was my biggest fear, she would be minimized,” Farmiga says. “She was so robust, Norma Bates. I had no idea when I signed onto this that I would be singing and dancing and playing piano — being funny and being absurd. I had no idea that this female characterization embodied all of that.”

Farmiga continues, “I think there’s going to be more liberties and lunacy, given the fact that she is a figment … a ghost that he’s creating.”

And speaking of Norman … Highmore is stepping behind the camera yet again to write another episode for the show. Between juggling his on and off-camera responsibilities, it sounds like things can get quite heated on-set … but for all the right reasons.

Source: Screener TV