Guess Which Creepy New Room Is Coming to 'Bates Motel'?
Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in "Bates Motel"
When "Bates Motel" returns to A&E next year, it'll go to a very dark place — the fruit cellar.
As fans of "Psycho" are well aware, the fruit cellar is where the desiccated body of Norma Bates is found at the end of the movie.
Season 2 of "Bates Motel" will introduce the important fruit cellar set, where Norman (Freddie Highmore) sets up a taxidermy shop.
"There are many creepy things down there," Highmore teased to TV Guide. It's yet another step in Norman's journey from boy to psycho. In last season's finale, Norman seemed to commit his first murder, presumably slashing teacher Miss Watson's throat after seeing visions of his mother.
In the movie, Lila Crane made the horrifying discovery that not only had Norman preserved his mother's corpse, but that he had taken to wearing her clothing and a wig. Later, Norman was diagnosed with a split personality, with his mother's personality becoming dominant.
Watch the fruit cellar scene from the 1960 film:
As for mummy dearest, her son's turn toward darker pursuits in Season 2 "makes Norma utterly uncomfortable, as most mothers would be," explained Vera Farmiga.
Still, Norman's descent is not yet complete. Executive producer Carlton Cuse said Norman wouldn't be stuffing any humans yet. He said, "We're taking baby steps."
Looks like Norman's honing his taxidermy skills in the Season 2 trailer of "Bates Motel":