‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Early 2017 Premiere Confirmed Despite Cancellation Reports; Rihanna Does Famous Shower Scene?

By Monica M. , Updated Nov 25, 2016 11:27 AM EST

The popular series is getting quite a lot of buzz lately as it enters "Bates Motel" Season 5, which is also reported to be its last. And showrunners are looking to go out with a bang as there are reports that singer Rihanna is set to re-enact the famous shower scene.

According to Australia News Network, "Bates Motel" Season 5 has included Rihanna in its cast. And it looks like the popular songstress will re-enact the shower scene made famous by Janet Leigh on the 1960's film "Psycho". This is a pretty risky move for the show makers as this is one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history and having someone like Rihanna perform it is a pretty bold move.

"Bates Motel" Season 5 will have the monumental task of reproducing one of cinema's golden moments as production kicks into high gear. A lot of fans will be intrigued as to how the show will touch on the particular scene. Questions like, will they go on a different route or will they faithfully redo the Alfred Hitchcock scene? Plus the fact that Rihanna's popular mug might prove too distracting for such a cherished scene.

Rihanna aside, the show also has signed up a slew of new characters just ready to sizzle at "Bates Motel" Season 5. According to a source, Isabelle McNally is set to play Madeleine Loomis in "Bates Motel" Season 5 and will reportedly be a recurring character. Details are scarce as to how she will fit in the entire plot as of writing. There are some talks that Madeleine bears a striking resemblance to Norman Bates' mother and could become the source of the young man's full decent into madness.

"Bates Motel" Season 5 has not yet received an exact release date. But if past seasons are any indication, expect the show to premier around the early part of 2017.

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