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Blair Witch Actor Scares Up Bates Motel Arc — What Does He Want With Norma?

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Bates Motel is still accepting reservations for its upcoming third season.

Joshua Leonard of Blair Witch Project fame is the latest guest to check into the A&E drama, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actor — whose TV credits include arcs on Hung, CSI: Miami and The Mob Doctor — will play the recurring role of James Finnigan, a community college psych professor whose pull towards Norma (Vera Farmiga) slowly chips away at his carefully constructed house of cards.

The gig marks a reunion for Leonard and Farmiga; the two played husband and wife in the 2011 indie Higher Ground (which Farmiga directed).

Leonard is Bates Motel‘s fourth major Season 3 hire, following the casting of Mad Men‘s Kevin Rahm (as a man from Romero’s past), Revolution‘s Tracy Spiridakos (as a mystery woman who may or may not cozy up to Dylan) and Sons of Anarchy‘s Ryan Hurst (as an onscreen rival to Kenny Johnson’s Caleb).

Bates Motel reopens in March 2015.

Bates Motel reopens in March 2015.