Fans of ‘Bates Motel’ have eagerly been awaiting the return of the show once the last season ended. With the mixture of the town’s drug trade and Norman slowly slipping into the insanity, we know this will eventually grip him from his mommy problems. Sure, we’ve already had some new images, teasers, and clips to tease us but now we know the focus is going to be on relationships and drug deals.

That sounds about what you’d expect with the direction of the show so far. First, though, here’s some character posters released from A&E:

Above we have a look at the leading cast members this season as well as a quick A&E ‘be original’ taglined photo of Norman and his mother. Aside from the known faces, a huge bonus from this press release is that I had no idea that Kathleen Robertson (‘I Am Sam’, ‘The Vatican Tapes’) was going to be showing up here. She was really quite amazing in ‘Boss’.  We’re also going to be seeing Kenny Johnson (‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘The Shield’) who just did pretty awesome in ‘Dexter‘ and would be a good fit here. Both of these two do amazing work on screen, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they do this time around!

What will the second season of ‘Bates Motel’ bring? Here’s the official season synopsis:

In Season 2 of “Bates Motel,” executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) dig deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. Picking up from last season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is fixating on Miss Watson’s death while Norma’s mysterious past starts to haunt the family with the introduction of her brother.

Meanwhile, Norman’s brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot), gets more entrenched in the familial drug war that fuels White Pine Bay and finds himself right in the middle of the danger as Bradley (Nicola Peltz), who remains on the hunt to uncover her father’s killer, is driven to precarious extremes. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), is caught up on all fronts as everything in town escalates, and Emma (Olivia Cooke) complicates her relationship with Norman as the duo explore new love interests, bringing new and old characters along for the ride.

Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan (“HawthoRNe,” “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson (“Boss”), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff (“The Practice,” “Hung”), Kenny Johnson (“Sons of Anarchy”), Michael Eklund (88 Minutes, “Supernatural”), and Michael O’Neill (Dallas Buyers Club, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).

What do you think of the latest details? Do they have you more excited in watching Norman’s decent into madness?

Source: Dread Central