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‘Bates Motel’ Adds ‘The Last Airbender’ Star As Young Norman’s Love Interest

Bates Motel Nicola Peltz
Paramount

There's a sentence we never thought we'd say.  A&E's forthcoming 'Psycho' prequel TV series 'Bates Motel' has already taken a few liberties in exploring the formative years of Alfred Hitchcock's most infamous serial killer, notably adding an older brother into the mix, but did you ever see Norman Bates with a love interest?  Now that M. Night Shyamalan's  'The Last Airbender' star Nicola Peltz has joined the series, it might not be as farfetched as you think...

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A&E’s ‘Psycho’ Prequel ‘Bates Motel’ Gives a Brother to Norman Bates

AE Psycho Bates Motel Max Thierot
Ian Gavan/Jason Kempin, Getty Images

For A&E's forthcoming 'Psycho' prequel TV series 'Bates Motel,' the biggest news came last week when the network announced that one-time 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' star Freddie Highmore would take the iconic role of a young Norman Bates, alongside Vera Farmiga as the boy's devastating mother.  Now, Carlton Cuse's 'Bates Motel' seems to take things a step further in making a unique contribution to the mythology, providing an elder brother for young psycho Norman!  But who is Dylan Bates, and what actor has been brought in to re-shape the legend?

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‘Psycho’ Prequel Series ‘Bates Motel’ Finally Casts its Norman

AE Psycho Bates Motel Freddie Highmore
Paramount / Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Regardless of how well received any prequel is to be, there's no arguing that near everything depends on the strength of casting its most iconic character.  So while we've been keeping a fettered eye on development of A&E's Carlton Cuse-produced 'Psycho' prequel TV series 'Bates Motel,' the ultimate casting officially has our interest.  Young British star Freddie Highmore will take the role of the iconic Norman Bates, but is he 'Psycho' enough for the part?

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A&E ‘Psycho’ Prequel TV Series ‘Bates Motel’ Checks In With First Poster

Bates Motel TV Series
A&E

Coming off of reporting Bravo's forthcoming adaptation of 'Heathers,' we're a lot happy to dip back into the adaptation well with news of A&E's upcoming 'Psycho' prequel TV series, 'Bates Motel.'  The series will look to explore the early dates of Alfred Hitchcock's most famous serial killer, particularly his relationship with his mother, but is former 'LOST' show-runner Carlton Cuse up to the task?  Does the new poster have us checking in to 'Bates Motel,' or giving a bad review?

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Michael Bay’s Cop Drama ‘Occult’ Headed to A&E

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A&E is getting into the Michael Bay business. No, there won't be any big explosions (or maybe?), but the network has just picked up a cop drama titled 'Occult' from Bay's Platinum Dunes banner. Can we expect something a little spookier, perhaps?

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A&E’s ‘Psycho’ Prequel Series ‘Bates Motel’ Casts Vera Farmiga As Norman Bates’ Mother

Psycho Bates Motel Vera Farmiga
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Whether or not you're interested to see A&E explore the psyche of one of movie history's most famous killers through the prequel series 'Bates Motel,' you've got to admit that Vera Farmiga would make one hell of a Mrs. Bates.  The 10-episodes series will debut in 2013 with an as-yet-unknown cast of characters but now we can at least get a look at the face of Norman's tormentor.  After all, the last time we saw her, she was just a skeleton!

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A&E Goes ‘Psycho’ Ordering ‘LOST’ Showrunner’s ‘Bates Motel’

Psycho Bates Motel
Universal

Have you ever watched the classic Hitchcock thriller 'Psycho,' and thought to yourself "that was great, but wouldn't it be better with Norman Bates as a precocious youth?"  Good news, everybody!  Previously announced to be attaching 'LOST' show-runner and executive producer Carlton Cuse, A&E has officially elected to move forward with their 'Psycho' prequel series 'Bates Motel,' tentatively set for 2013.  But how big is the order?

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ Renewed for Season 2

Longmire Season 2
A&E

It's been a good couple of days to be on cable.  Earlier today, both TNT's 'Dallas' reboot and 'Rizzoli & Isles were renewed for additional seasons, as well did last night's 'Anger Management' make for FX's highest ratings yet, bringing up 'Louie' and 'Wilfred' in the process.  A&E moves further into the realm of original programming as well, now that original drama 'Longmire' will return for a second season.

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Katee Sackhoff Interview: ‘Longmire,’ ‘Riddick’ and Stripper Poles

Katee Sackhoff
Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff has floated around the galaxy a bit in the years since 'Battlestar Galactica' famously ended.  After a few short-lived stints on NBC series 'The Bionic Woman,' FOX's '24,' 'CSI,' and the un-picked up Dick Wolf drama 'Lost & Found,' the former Kara Thrace has finally come back down to Earth...for now.

Sackhoff currently stars as Detective Victoria "Vic" Moretti of A&E's new Wyoming procedural drama 'Longmire,' which premiered last night, and follows the Craig Johnson novels of the same name.  Sackhoff considers Vic to be one of the first "normal" characters she's ever played, but insists on the same brand of feminine strength she brings to all her roles, science-fiction and the more grounded.

We recently had a chance to sit down with the lovely Katee Sackhoff, not only to discuss her character on the excellent new drama 'Longmire,' but also her eventual turn in the upcoming high-concept 'The Chronicles of Riddick' sequel, dream projects past and present, and believe it or not, when you might see her on a stripper pole!

Oh yes, fellas.  It's happening.

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‘Breakout Kings’ Never Breaks Out, Gets Cancelled

Breakout Kings
A&E

Those poor 'Breakout Kings' just can't catch a break, it seems.  Two weeks after airing its second season finale, it would seem that one of A&E's first major forays into original scripted series has been cancelled.  Still, given that the series had nearly been cancelled prior to its even airing, might there be new hope for the 'Breakout' Kings to break onto a new network?

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