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?
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!
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?
Now, I don't exactly remember Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' dabbling in smoke monsters, ancient mythology and polar bears, but it has been a while since I popped it in the old DVD player. But however your view of the past, it seems the backstory of the famous black and white thriller is about to get a whole lot more colorful.