Welp, if you're going to tell the story of a young Norman Bates growing up to become the 'Psycho' we all know and love, it wouldn't make a terrible amount of sense to quit after the second season. A&E officially renewed Vera Farmiga's Norma and Freddie Highmore's Norman for 'Bates Motel' season 3, set to open up for business in 2015.
'The Walking Dead''s post-airing talk show, 'Talking Dead,' changed the landscape for event TV, as 'Breaking Bad,' 'Sons of Anarchy' and even Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' dabbled in their own post-shows. The latest to follow the trend is none other than A&E's prequel drama 'Bates Motel,' which will now air its own live talk show after the March 3 premiere, dubbed 'Bates Motel: After Hours.'
The second season of A&E prequel drama 'Bates Motel' won't officially open for business until March 3, though the footage and photos we've glimpsed of the new episodes have been largely fleeting. Tension is a slow boil as always now that A&E has scared up a brand new trailer for the premiere that highlights just how tense things will get this season at the 'Bates Motel.'
Indelibly damning our 'Back to the Future'-built appreciation for "Mr. Sandman," 'Bates Motel' season 2 has irreparably appropriated the pleasant little ditty for its first formal trailer. Drinking, drugs, sex and murder await in our latest look at the A&E prequel drama's sophomore season, but will Norman finally be outed as the killer we all know?
We've still got February standing between us and our March 3 reservation for the 'Bates Motel' season 2 premiere, but that shouldn't stop the iconically creepy property from laying out a few fresh spoilers now and again! The full synopsis for our second year in White Pine Bay has hit, along with an exciting interactive website full of 'Bates Motel' secrets, so take a look at the latest from what A&E's psychological thriller has to offer this year!
To date we've heard plenty of casting news from 'Bates Motel' season 2 on A&E, even a photograph or two, but nothing all-that revelatory from series stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga. That all changes today, as we have our first look at season 2 and its new characters with a behind-the-scenes featurette and promos of 'Bates Motel' re-opening for business!
It's been some time since we've heard or seen very much of the second stay at 'Bates Motel' in 2014, but after the waterlogged season 2 photo, it seems 'Bates Motel' has an even worse stain on its hands. Check out the blood-soaked teaser promos of 'Bates Motel' season 2 before check-in time next year!
It would prove far too incredible and expensive for a real-life 'Bates Motel' to provide housing to some of the legions of Comic-Con attendees, but we'll more than make do with this latest news. A&E's breakout 'Psycho' prequel TV series will make its first Comic-Con appearance next month, and we know exactly who from the cast and crew will check in to the 'Bates Motel' panel.
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!