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?
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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!
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?
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?'
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...
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?
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?
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 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?
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!