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.”