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‘Psycho’ Prequel ‘Bates Motel’ Casts ‘The Killing’ Star To Menace Norman Bates

AE Bates Motel Richard Harmon
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?

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‘LOST’ Star Nestor Carbonell Checking Into ‘Bates Motel’

Bates Motel Nestor Carbonell
A&E / ABC

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?'

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

Psycho Bates Motel Vera Farmiga
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!

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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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‘LOST’ Showrunner Carlton Cuse Books a Stay at ‘Bates Motel’

Carlton Cuse - The Vilcek Foundation Celebrates ABC's "LOST"
Anthony Behar, Getty Images

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.

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