Bates Motel Season 4: First Teaser Features Chilling Homage to Psycho

Bates Motel finally appears to be heading down the drain — so to speak — in Season 4.

A&E on Sunday released a 30-second teaser for the upcoming run of episodes, which finds Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga’s characters literally staring down the barrel of a gun as they scream to each other in the dark. For an added creep factor, the whole ordeal is set to an unsettling cover of Diana Ross and the Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go?”

And let’s not overlook that last shot of a very familiar shower floor. (It certainly wouldn’t be the only Psycho foreshadowing the show’s given us.)

Bates Motel returns March 7 at 9/8c, leading into the premiere of A&E’s Omen-based drama Damien. Jaime Ray Newman (Veronica MarsDrop Dead Diva) will recur heavily as Rebecca Hamilton, a former love of Alex’s who still carries a torch for him.

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