As fans of the A&E #horror hit, Bates Motel, try to grapple with their emotions after the #TV series finale, it is important to remember one thing. Even though we are saying goodbye to the residents of White Pine Bay, we do not have to say goodbye to the brilliant cast.
There is no doubt that the stellar cast of Bates Motel is being showered with offers for new projects. We will see them again soon enough, and here's where:
Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates)
After Freddie Highmore's breakout role, he is sticking with the small screen. Highmore will star in an ABC pilot titled The Good Doctor, playing the lead role of Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism. Murphy is extremely gifted in the medical world but he struggles to connect on a personal level with those around him.
Highmore is also reteaming with Bates Motel executive producer Kerry Ehrin to co-write Baby Face, a pilot sold to A&E about Baby Face Nelson. Set during the Great Depression, Baby Face follows Nelson's climb from bootlegger to Chicago bank robber. Highmore is also reportedly set to star as the titular character.
Vera Farmiga (Norma Louise Bates)
Vera Farmiga has a busy schedule coming up with a slate of big movies. Besides starring in Boundaries and Captive State, she will reunite with Conjuring co-star Patrick Wilson in The Commuter. The largest project she has will come in 2018 as she stars in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the third installment of the franchise, in which she will play the mother of Millie Bobby Brown's character.
Nestor Carbonell (Alex Romero)
Nestor Carbonell is just one of those recognizable faces who has seemingly been in everything, so expect him to pop up in various shows from time to time. Carbonell also stars in the biographical drama, Crown Heights, which won the Audience Award for Dramatic Film at the latest Sundance Festival. He is also attached to Medicine Men and The Locker, which are still in production, so keep an eye out.
Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett)
There is no doubt that Max Thieriot is a star on the rise and will be scooped up in no time. As of March, it was reported that he was cast in an untitled CBS pilot following the Navy SEALs. Thieriot will play Clay, a young member who shows extreme potential but is hiding some sort of insecurity.
Olivia Cooke (Emma Decody)
With a number of projects on the horizon, Olivia Cooke is another young actress on the rise. She is currently filming Life Itself, a relationship drama with a star-studded cast (Oscar Isaac, Antonio Banderas, Samuel L. Jackson, Olivia Wilde and Annette Bening, just to name a few). Cooke is also starring in the Steven Spielberg's adaptation of novel Ready Player One, a science-fiction tale heavy on pop-culture and video games premiering later this year.
Ryan Hurst (Chick Hogan)
Most notably remembered for his roles in Remember the Titans and Sons of Anarchy, Ryan Hurst continues to grow his filmography. The fan favorite was a scene-stealer during his short time on the series, but he can still be seen on the WGN series, Outsiders. The series, which is still in its second season, follows a family who lives off the grid and believes they are above the law. Hurst certainly seems to have found his niche in terms of characters.
Rihanna (Marion Crane)
The news that Rihanna would be playing the iconic role of Marion Crane sent shockwaves among the fanbase. Marion's twist was a fun way to reinvent the character's story separate from the Hitchcock tale. Rihanna will also make her way to the big screen a few more times this year with roles in the highly-anticipated movies, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Ocean's Eight.
Are you sad to see Bates Motel end? Tell us below in the comments whose projects you are most excited for!