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Freddie Highmore On 'Bates Motel' Series Finale: 'Beautifully Written End To The Show'!

A&E’s Bates Motel wrapped up its five-season run with the episode “The Cord” last night (April 24), and now star Freddie Highmore is opening up about the epic finale.

SPOILER: “I think it was a beautifully written end to the show. I think (showrunners) Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were so smart to refer back to the pilot and bring things full circle,” the 25-year-old actor revealed (via Variety). “It felt very satisfying and hopefully and a little heartbreaking, too. Tucker (Gates) our main director deserves so much credit. He brought so much creatively and stylistically to the show from the very beginning.”

“I don’t know whether it’s a happy end or a sad end,” Freddie added. “In some ways, it does feel like the fitting end to a love story between Norma and Norman. They couldn’t be in life but they finally are in death. I just hope that whatever I do next people will care about it as much as they do with Bates Motel. I think that’s what’s made it the most special experience was that everyone was fully committed. They were invested in it. They wanted to be there. It was a unique show.”

Pictured: Freddie joined by co-star Vera Farmiga and showrunner Kerry Ehrin at their Television Academy Event for Bates Motel held at Universal Studios Hollywood on Monday (April 24) in Universal City, Calif.

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'Bates Motel' EP Talks About Season 5 Leading to Marion Crane

The fifth and final season of Bates Motel premieres tonight and the highly anticipated appearance by Rihanna as Marion Crane will be featured this year!

The show’s executive producer Kerry Ehrin says that there will be references to Psycho “through the lens of Bates Motel” this season.

“Bread crumbs are starting to be laid out in the first episode that will eventually lead to Marion Crane … People who know Psycho will enjoy it but (the season) stands on its own as a really good story,” Ehrin told USA Today.

Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga, whose character was killed off the show at the end of the fourth season, both will return for the new episodes.

Click inside to read what the producer said about Rihanna’s transformation… More Here! »

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Rihanna as Marion Crane in 'Bates Motel' - First Look Video!

The first look at Rihanna as the classic character Marion Crane in the upcoming season of Bates Motel has been revealed in the season five trailer!

The 28-year-old entertainer is set to guest star in the final season of the A&E series and she gets one line in the new teaser. “Can I get a room?” she is seen asking Norman Bates, played by Freddie Highmore.

Bates Motel is a Psycho prequel series and Marion Crane is stabbed to death in the shower of her room by Norman, dressed like his mother Norma.


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Bates Motel's Comic-Con 2016 Panel Reveals Details About Vera Farmiga's Character Next Season!

Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Nestor Carbonell and Max Thieriot pose for photos together at the Bates Motel panel during 2016 Comic-Con on Friday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif.

During the panel, showrunner Carlton Cuse eased fan anxiety over Vera‘s character’s involvement next season.

If you didn’t know, Vera (Norma) was killed by Norman.

“There’s all these rumors she’s going to go on American Horror Story — no,” Carlton said. “She still exists in Norman’s imagination. He will become an increasingly unreliable narrator and through his point of view, we’re going to see a lot of her. She’s very much a character.”

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Nikki Reed Brings 'Sleepy Hollow' To aTVfest 2016 in Atlanta

Nikki Reed joins her Sleepy Hollow family inside the 2016 aTVfest presented by SCAD on Saturday (February 6) in Atlanta, Ga.

The 27-year-old actress met up with co-stars Zach Appelman, Lyndie Greenwood, and Jessica Camacho for the discussion about their Fox show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nikki Reed

Later on, Freddie Highmore stopped by the festival to chat about his series, Bates Motel, along with almost the entire crew — director/writer Chris Sanagustin, writers Scott Kosar, Philip Buiser, Steve Kornacki, Erica Lipez, Torrey Speer, Alyson Evans, and executive producers Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, and Eric Goldman.

40+ pictures inside of Nikki Reed and Freddie Highmore at the aTVfestMore Here! »

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'Bates Motel' Renewed for Two More Seasons!

Great news for fans of Bates Motel – the show just got renewed for not one, but two more seasons!

Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga will return to lead the cast of the A&E series in a 20-episode pickup for seasons four and five.

“The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates,” said A&E & Lifetime EVP and GM Rob Sharenow. “We are thrilled to bring fans two more seasons to witness the next stages of Norman’s transformation into the most notorious psychopath in cinematic history.”

Also starring in the series are Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell.

Freddie Highmore & Cameron Monaghan Dress Their Best for Critics' Choice TV Awards 2015

Freddie Highmore is handsome in a bowtie while attending the 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday evening (May 31) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 23-year-old Bates Motel star was joined by Shameless actor Cameron Monaghan and Glee‘s Chris Colfer.

Freddie was up for Best Actor in a Drama, while Cameron was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy.

“So glad the award for best supporting actor in a comedy went to someone funny. Congrats, TJ Miller. #WellDeserved #CriticsChoice,” Cameron graciously tweeted after he lost.

10+ pictures inside of Freddie Highmore, Chris Colfer, and Cameron Monaghan at the Critics’ Choice AwardsMore Here! »

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