From the Critically-Acclaimed A&E Drama BATES MOTEL… Ric Catches up with Actor Nestor Carbonell and Executive Producer Carlton Cuse

Carbonell is back for the haunting fifth and final season as Alex Romero (Norman Bates’ Stepfather) who is currently incarcerated for perjury, hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson and avenge the murder of his one true love, Norma Bates.

This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Season five of Bates Motel picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home Norman struggles; his violent blackouts continue to increase as ‘Mother’ (Vera Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. In addition, eight-time Grammy Award® winner and series super fan Rihanna checks in to play the role of ‘Marion Crane,’ putting a newly reimagined and contemporary spin on the iconic character.

Nestor Carbonell is perhaps most famous for his roles as Richard Alpert in ABC’s drama series Lost, and Mayor Anthony Garcia in the films The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. He is also known for his regular roles as Luis Rivera on the sitcom Suddenly Susan, and Batmanuel on the live-action sitcom The Tick.

Carlton Cuse is an Emmy® Winning producer, writer and show runner. He is currently working on four drama series: Bates Motel (A&E), Colony (USA), Jack Ryan (Amazon) and The Strain (FX). He was also the screenwriter for one of summer of 2015’s biggest movies, San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson.

Updated: March 22, 2017 — 8:45 am

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