Warning – spoilers from the Bates Motel Season 4 finale
How does this twist change the tone for season five?
Cuse: Season five is about the ways in which our show does and more specifically does not intersect with the events of Psycho. So Kerry and I have always framed the show as a tragedy and tragedy is a storytelling form where you know the characters have a bad fate but you’re hoping against hope they don’t meet that fate. We are going to see a version of Norman that is much closer now to the one in the movie, but the way in which he acts and the events in the story will not be the same as the movie. They will cross paths with some of the events in the movie and lead to an ultimate resolution. What that resolution is and how that plays out is something that will be not disconnected to the movie Psycho but will be very much our own story in the same way the entire series has been.
Source and more: THR