The second season of A&E prequel drama 'Bates Motel' won't officially open for business until March 3, though the footage and photos we've glimpsed of the new episodes have been largely fleeting. Tension is a slow boil as always now that A&E has scared up a brand new trailer for the premiere that highlights just how tense things will get this season at the 'Bates Motel.'
No creepy little ditties this time around, but Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) seems to be holding on to dear Norman (Freddie Highmore) more than ever, judging by the latest footage. "I don't know what I'd do if anything ever happened to you," a rocking Norma espouses. "I will die if you leave...we're like the same person!" So, that creepy mentality is coming along nicely.
Says A&E’s official synopsis of ‘Bates Motel’ season 2:
In season two of “Bates Motel,” executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost“) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights“) dig deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. Picking up from last season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is fixating on Miss Watson’s death while Norma’s mysterious past starts to haunt the family with the introduction of her brother. Meanwhile, Norman’s brother Dylan, (Max Thieriot), gets more entrenched in the familial drug war that fuels White Pine Bay and finds himself right in the middle of the danger as Bradley (Nicola Peltz), who remains on the hunt to uncover her father’s killer, is driven to precarious extremes. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), is caught up on all fronts as everything in town escalates and Emma (Olivia Cooke) complicates her relationship with Norman as the duo explore new love interests, bringing new and old characters along for the ride.
Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan (“HawthoRne,” “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson (“Boss”) Paloma Kwiatkowski ( Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff (“The Practice,” “Hung”), Kenny Johnson (“Sons of Anarchy“), Michael Eklund ( 88 Minutes, “Supernatural“) and Michael O’Neill (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).
As if that weren’t enough to pique our interest for the March 3 premiere, A&E has set up an official interactive ‘Bates Motel’ website, where you can explore the entire iconic location yourself, unlocking plenty of secret content, footage and teasers among the various rooms for rent. In the meantime, check out the latest trailer above, and give us your thoughts before the March 3 premiere!