Ahead of its premiere in March, A&E has released a short new teaser promo for the upcoming Psycho prequel series Bates Motel, which features Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Art of Getting By) as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Source Code) as ‘Mother’ – a.k.a. Mrs. Norma Bates.
Bates Motel has been created by former Lost show-runner Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights writer Kerry Ehrin, and also features Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones) among the regular cast.
The series 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.”
Bates Motel will premiere in North America on March 18th. Watch the trailer here.