NETFLIX, Season 5 Before it closes its doors for the nal time, Bates Motel loosely adapts the storyline of Psycho, the famous Alfred Hitchcock thriller on which it’s based. Two years have passed since the conclusion of season four and Norman ( Freddie Highmore) still can’t adjust to the death of his mother Norma ( Vera Farmiga) – who’s now living with him as an hallucination! Believing she faked her death to the wider world, mentally ill Norm is now preserving her corpse in the basement. Continuing to spiral out of control, Norman is driven to commit more murders before his fate is ultimately decided. Singer/songwriter and actress Rihanna guest stars as Marion Crane, the character made famous by Janet Leigh in the original ick.