2012 has certainly been a big year for Alfred Hitchcock, what with the release of The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray set, as well as two feature films which have brought the iconic British filmmaker to the screen in The Girl and Hitchcock. Meanwhile, the American TV network A&E will be looking to capitalise on The Master’s renewed popularity next year with a new television series inspired by the 1960 classic Psycho entitled Bates Motel.
The ten-episode series has been developed by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) and is described as “a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film [which] promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years and just how deeply intricate his relationship to his mother, Norma, truly is.”
Leading the cast of Bates Motel are Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland) as Norman and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) as Norma, while other regulars include Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones). Here’s a selection of images, which have made their way online via THR…
And that’s not all, with A&E also releasing the following brief TV promos:
Bates Motel is set to begin airing in Spring 2013.