Entertainment Weekly have revealed the first image from the returning series, Bates Motel. Due to air in the US from March 2014, the highly anticipated return should make for some riveting viewing.
The first image shows Norman (Freddie Highmore), Norma (Vera Farmiga), and Dylan (Max Thieriot) at Miss Watson’s funeral. Highmore is not giving anything away about his teacher’s death, telling EW “Who knows who killed her?”
There have also been some rumours that Bates Motel series 2 will dabble in the supernatural, something Highmore says is nonsense: “The show hasn’t gone in that direction yet,” he says.
Bates Motel also stars Max Thieriot (Disconnect), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) and Nestor Carbonell (Lost, The Dark Knight Rises). Newcomers so far for the second series include Rebecca Creskoff (Hung) as Christine, a new friend of Norma’s, Michael Vartan (Alias) as her brother George, and Kenny Johnson (The Shield) as Caleb, Norma’s brother and uncle to Norman and Dylan.
Following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, seeking a fresh start. As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn’t quite what it seems, and the locals aren’t so quick to let them in on their secrets. But the Bates’ are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive – and will do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets.