“Bates Motel” fans will be welcoming back Nicola Peltz when Season 3 premieres on A&E in 2015. The actress, who recently starred in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” will be reprising her role as Bradley, Norman’s one-time hookup and White Pine Bay classmate.
We Got This Covered spoke to Peltz, 19, while she was promoting another project, “Affluenza.” The website asked the starlet about future projects, and she confirmed she would be returning to the “Psycho” prequel.
“I’m going back on ‘Bates [Motel],’ so I’m excited about that,” Peltz dished.
Nicola Peltz’s big reveal comes more than a month after executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin dodged the question of her character’s return at the 2014 ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. Both Cuse and Ehrin said that they would love for Peltz’ character, Bradley, to return; however, they said the actress had a tight schedule due to movie filming.
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While Peltz played Norman’s unrequited love interest in Season 1 of “Bates Motel,” Bradley was barely featured in Season 2. The premiere of the sophomore season kicked off with her obsessing over her father’s murder. Lost and confused over the letters from her father’s affair with “B,” Bradley ultimately ended up attempting to commit suicide at the White Pine Bay Bridge. A four-month time jump revealed that Bradley had survived the jump from the bridge, but had been institutionalized for her suicidal tendencies.
After being released, Bradley visited her father’s old partner, Gil. Demanding to know who killed her father, Gil broke the cold, hard truth to the teen -- her father was out for himself and had no loyalty to anyone.
Dylan warned Bradley to stop digging for clues. But when she seemed to be ignoring his words of advice he decided to come clean with what he knew. Dylan explained her father and Gil had both been hooking up with Blair Watson, the daughter of the other weed family in White Pine Bay. While Gil didn’t fully admit to killing Bradley’s father, he did say he thought he had “gotten rid” of the problem.
“I don’t know if that’s what happened to your father,” Dylan told Bradley. “But more than likely.”
Armed with this new knowledge, Bradley showed up at Gil’s house in a slinky outfit. After she successfully seduced her father’s old business partner she pulled a gun on him and blew his head off.
Bradley ended up enlisting the help of Norman and Dylan to escape town before anyone linked her to the murder of Gil. The police didn’t put two-and-two together, but Gil’s murder spurred a deadly drug war between the two weed families that lasted all season.
It’s unclear how Bradley will be reintroduced in Season 3 of “Bates Motel,” but YVR Shoots reports that filming will begin in October.
Are you excited to see Nicola Peltz return to “Bates Motel”? Do you want the A&E series to reignite the love triangle between Bradley, Norman and Dylan? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.