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Bates Motel showrunner Cuse talks Season 2 plus new one-sheet ‘Blood Is Thicker’

February 4th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Bates Motel was one of my favourite shows of last year with a powerhouse performance from Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates. This is one we are really looking forward to returning on March 3rd.

EW spoke to show creator Carlton Cuse about some of the relationships, deaths and, em, incest we can expect to see – or not – this year: “The body count is not extraordinarily high. But there’s definitely some mayhem that goes on in the town of White Pine Bay. I think one of the things that really distinguishes our show there’s a lot of humor which is not true of a lot of shows that deal with serial killers.”

On the issue of incest between Norma and Norman, he said: “There’s creepy and then there’s too creepy. While they have a close relationship that complicates everything, I think actually having them consummate the relationship will have them fall into category of too creepy — at least at this point.

“It’s fun to explore the depth to which they care about each other and the fact they’re so wrapped up with each other; it’s difficult for them to have other relationships.”

Will the death of Miss Watson be a big issue this season?: “The audience will learn more about Miss Watson — Norman’s seductive school teacher. For audience members who are hoping she pops up again they may not be disappointed.”

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….