[TV] Bates Motel Executive Producer Reveals Some Details About Season Two
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.17.2014
What can you expect?
In an interview with Zap2It, Bates Motel executive producer Kerry Ehrin gave some details about season two, which premieres on A&E on March 3 at 9 PM ET. Here are highlights
On a love triangle for Norman: "There's a great young teenage girl that Norman crosses paths with. He meets this girl, who is kind of a badass party girl. She doesn't like parents. She's like that girl. She's the girl parents would not want their kids to date. And she kind of gets him to do stuff with her, but not realizing who it is that she's pulling in, which is obviously dangerous. It's seeing Norman process women and sexual attraction and all of that stuff as told through sort of his summer relationship with this girl. Norma and her do not get along as well, which is super fun."
On the fruit cellar appearing in season two: "It was interesting because we didn't get to it by the idea of the location first. We actually wanted to create a sort of taxidermy man cave for Norman, a place where he could really kind of spread out and kind of own and have all his stuff in there, and it would be kind of peaceful and serene -- for him. For us, very disturbing. Then we were thinking about, well, it could be a tool shed, and then Mark Freeborn was like, 'What about the fruit cellar?' Of course. What about the fruit cellar? So that's kind of how it ended up being the fruit cellar, which is completely perfect, but it didn't start out that way. The set is really amazing."
On new aspects of Norma and Norman's personalities emerging: "The big theme of this year is the idea of characters asking 'who am I?' Norma wondering, Am I a person who can actually be a normal person in this nice town? Does that actually exist? Will I wreck it? Norman's is very much, for a kid who feels like he's doing what he's supposed to do, he's a good kid, but he just has these feelings that he doesn't understand. He knows he has blackouts. He knows that there's an aspect to him that he has never said out loud, that he does not understand. That he doesn't know if his mom understands. This season is about his journey through that."