‘Bates Motel’ Reunion 2022 — Is It Happening?

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Rumors of a Bates Motel reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (December 1) as reports claimed that A&E confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.

UPDATE 02/12/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Can you believe it's been 8 years since Bates Motel first aired?! (8 years, 8 months, 14 days to be exact.)

Why in the world did Bates Motel end?

When Bates Motel came to an end after 5 years in April 2017, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), Dylan Massett (Max Thieriot), Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke) and Norma Louise Bates (Vera Farmiga). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.

Would a Bates Motel reunion disappoint people?

Bates Motel aired from 2013-2017 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Cooke said she's not sure if Bates Motel would work today. “I don't want to see old Emma Decody,” she told a journalist (Cooke turned 27 in December). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.

Still hoping for a Bates Motel movie?

In a recent interview, Max Thieriot said he can't imagine a Bates Motel reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”

Co-star Vera Farmiga has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Bates Motel movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”

On the subject of whether there could be a Bates Motel film, Nestor Carbonell stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”

What about a Bates Motel reboot?

Recasting Bates Motel for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.

Be it in the form of a Bates Motel reunion, a Bates Motel movie, or a Bates Motel reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?

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