Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the shower…
Bates Motel, which in Monday’s Season 4 climax teed up a truly Psycho final season by killing off matriarch Norma Bates, is planning to introduce the film’s most iconic victim, Marion Crane.
In an interview with TVLine, exec producer Carlton Cuse teased, “We do hope to see Marion Crane next season,” before adding, “That will be a big moment.” Asked if the character — portrayed in the horror classic by Janet Leigh — will appear in multiple episodes, Cuse responded, “Yes.”
The news serves as further confirmation that Bates Motel‘s fifth and final season will be full-tilt Psycho, right down to the legendary shower scene that felled Marion. “We wanted the final season to allow us to do our version of the Psycho lore,” Cuse explained in our Season 4 finale post mortem. “We will be colliding with certain events in the narrative of the film, but it would be boring to just recreate Psycho.”
OK, slip on your Armchair Casting Director cap and proceed to the comments with an answer to this tantalizing question: Who should play Bates‘ Marion? We’ll get you started: Anna Camp!