Here's some scoop on Bates Motel from Entertainment Weekly's Natalie Abrams' The Spoiler Room column, which was posted on 2/17/17.
Thanks for all the Rihanna scoop about Bates Motel. Do you have anything else about the final season? — Gary
As I recently mentioned, the new season picks up about 18 months after Norma’s death — though not everyone is aware of her demise. “Dylan still doesn’t know that Norma has died,” EP Kerry Ehrin tells me. Despite his role in her death, Norman is unsurprisingly living in denial and doesn’t recognize that Norma is gone. “For the most part, no. It’s too painful of an admission to look at,” Ehrin says. “Norman is living in multiple realities and functioning — at the moment.”
Link to the full article:Spoiler Room: Bates Motel, Chicago P.D., Vampire Diaries