I was a huge fan of A&E’s “Bates Motel,” even if the first season ended with a horrid whimper. I’ve always wondered where they were going to take the show, and how they’d do it, especially since we sort of already know the fate of Norman Bates. The most interesting aspect of the series is the family dynamic, which could grow exponentially.
“We would be remiss if we didn’t meet some other members of the Bates family,” executive producer Carlton Cuse tells TV Guide. “I don’t want to say who, but we are definitely going to learn about their family tree, which has more twisty branches.”
“With a lot of sticky sap,” adds series star Vera Farmiga, who has already been clued in to Norma’s parentage. “There is one family member I desperately want to meet.”
Nestor Carbonell has also been told that next season will reveal the home life of his corrupt character, Sheriff Alex Romero, but “the big question mark is Dylan’s dad,” Freddie Highmore says of Norman’s half-brother. “There’s certainly a story to be told there.”
Cuse closes with some good news for Norma, who “will find romance next year with someone we haven’t yet met.”
Here’s to hoping they can up the ante in the second season…