So!! How to contain my excitement about this one!!! The first two teaser trailers for A&E’s Psycho prequel series “Bates Motel” have arrived, including a sneaky picture, and I am intrigued! Freddie Highmore is to play creepy legend Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother, Norma. The series is set to explore the relationship between Norman Bates and his mother, and how their bizarre relationship led to the ‘psycho’ we all know today.
Executive producers include Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kelly Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) so I am expecting great things from this. The series will also star Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Mike Voel. The series is set to start in Spring 2013 and will be shown on A&E.
“This film intends to give viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates’ psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged Norman, helping forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.”