Created by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights), the series is described as a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece, and "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 (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Art of Getting By) as Norman and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Source Code) as Norma, while other series regulars include Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight Rises), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones).
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Bates Motel Extended First Look:
Bates Motel is set to premiere in North America on A&E on March 18th, while a UK air date is yet to be announced.