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'Bates Motel' Scares Up Creepy New Photos; Norman Bates With an iPhone?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 27, 2012 @ 11:47 AM
Could the future skeleton of Norman Bates' mother wind up with her own Twitter account?  That's the question we've been wondering after viewing the first batch of photos from A&E's upcoming 'Psycho' prequel TV series 'Bates Motel,' which explicitly confirm the story to take place in modern day.  New photos from the network show off Freddie Highmore's creepy Norman Bates, along with the core cast unaware of young Norman's burgeoning psychosis, so how would you like a first look at 'Bates Motel?

'Bates Motel' Preview: Get Your First Look at Young 'Psycho' Norman Bates!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 20, 2012 @ 12:07 PM
While A&E's brand of original programming continues to grow after the success of 'Longmire,' one series we're particularly excited to check out is that of 'Bates Motel,' a prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's famous film 'Psycho' that follows a young Norman Bates living with his mother.  We've heard some pretty cool castings from the series, including Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as the titular Bates family, but how would you like a first look at a young 'Psycho' killer in action?  Check out the first photo of the new Norman Bates!

'Psycho' Prequel 'Bates Motel' Casts 'The Killing' Star To Menace Norman Bates

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 12, 2012 @ 2:39 PM
Ian Gavan, Getty Images / IMDb
Norman Bates wasn't really a 'Psycho,' guys.  He was just a love-lorn teenager!  At least, that's the story A&E will tell in 2013, when its prequel TV series 'Bates Motel' explores the early years of the young 'Psycho' killer, particularly his teen years in high school.  Former 'The Killing' star Richard Harmon is the latest to join the cast of the forthcoming series, playing Bates (Freddie Highmore)'s high school rival, but what could have possibly come between them?

'LOST' Star Nestor Carbonell Checking Into 'Bates Motel'

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 25, 2012 @ 8:20 PM
The moment that A&E first announced that 'LOST' co-creator and show-runner Carlton Cuse was headed back to TV, we started counting the days until a former 'LOST'ie turned up on the project.  With A&E's psycho prequel TV series 'Bates Motel' set to go before the cameras any day with an array of stars already cast, guess what formerly immortal Island-dweller, and Mayor to Gotham City is checking in for a stay at 'Bates Motel?'

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

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 19, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
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...

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

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 17, 2012 @ 4:32 PM
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?

'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel' Finally Casts its Norman

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 14, 2012 @ 8:40 PM
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?

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

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 12, 2012 @ 4:58 PM
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?

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

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 27, 2012 @ 1:59 PM
Paramount / Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
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!