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It looks like Norman Bates's descent into madness has hit the accelerator in this new teaser for Season 4 of Bates Motel.

If you add the fact that he is wearing his mother Norma's dress to the poster showing him wearing her necklace, you get a chilling sense of just how close Norman might be to turning into Mother, his crazy murderous alter ego.

According to Vera Farmiga, the award-winning actress in her role as Norma Bates, this season might finally represent a turning point in Norma's perception of her son. "She’s whipping herself into a new gear this year and it’s going to be very exciting to watch. I’m so delighted to present this season to the fans. I think it’s going to be a big one,” she told Entertainment Weekly.

Bates Motel is produced by Universal Television for A&E and is already set to have a fifth season, which makes it the network's longest original scripted drama series. The show serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, in which we see Norman Bates oscillate between himself and his deranged persona of "Mother." So yeah, remember that blood-curdling shower scene? That's at the Bates Motel.

Do you think Norma's capable of letting go of her son?


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