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!
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?