One of the up sides to cable programming is that we don't always have to wait until the season is nearly wrapped up to find out of the show will be back for another season. Such is the case for Bates Motel. A&E's creepy new drama series has only aired three episodes so far, with the fourth ("Trust Me") set to play tonight, and A&E has already announced word that they've given the order for a second season of the series.
There is nothing quite like Bates Motel on television right now. I'm not only referring to the Pyscho-inspired source material, but also the tone of the dark and creepy new A&E series, which somehow manages to blend a modern age with a 50s-style and tone that makes the town of White Pine Bay, Oregon seem like something out of an alternative universe, and yet just accessible enough to make the series feel real. It's the perfect setting for bad things to happen, and bad things are most certainly happening.
Included as one of our ten reasons to watch television in March, the highly anticipated Bates Motel finally premiered last night on A&E. Despite being a 'prequel' to Alfred Hitchcock's classic slasher flick Psycho, the new take from Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin takes place in modern times and features a young Norman Bates, not to mention his very much alive Mother named Norma. It's not weird, as she says, boys take their father's names all the time.
Bates Motel, the Psycho prequel starring Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as her troubled son Norman, will make its debut on Monday night. And with the series premiere just around the corner, A&E has released the opening sequence of the highly anticipated first episode to whet viewers' appetites. Watch the first six minutes of Bates Motel's "First You Dream, Then You Die."
A&E's been selling the subtle creepy-factor for their upcoming original drama series Bates Motel, and the latest teaser for the show gives another chills-inducing look at Norman Bates and his mother. We also have an early look at some new key art for the show, which is scheduled to debut this March.
It seems like A&E’s Psycho prequel, Bates Motel, has been gearing up for ages. A little over a week ago, however, the show really kicked into gear, finally releasing a March premiere date for eager fans. Now, A&E has released a set of posters for the creepy horror series, and they manage to chill to the bone.
There should be a lot of new and interesting television fodder headed to audiences during the spring of 2013. One of the new television programs that has garnered plenty of interest is Bates Motel, the upcoming prequel to Psycho set to air on A&E. While most cable and network stations have been pretty good about tossing out upcoming premiere dates, we’ve had to wait on Bates Motel. That is, until today, when A&E announced Bates Motel will join the network family on March 18.
"Norman has been through a lot. He's a sensitive boy," Norma Bates can be heard in the new promotional video for the re-imagining of the classic horror story Psycho, which will focus on Norman Bates in his younger years. A&E has the series slated to premiere in March, and the cable channel has already begun promoting it. First, it was a couple of creepy teasers and some photos from the series premiere. Now we have a video that gives us a peek at the series and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the drama.
If you’ve always dreamed of designing the opening credits for a television show, A&E has the opportunity of a lifetime for you. The network, along with executive producer Carlton Cuse, has launched a contest for the creation of the title sequence for the upcoming Psycho prequel, Bates Motel.
A&E will have us all checking into the Bates Motel when the Psycho prequel series premieres. Freddie Highmore is set to play young Norman Bates in the series, with Vera Farmiga on board to play his mother Norma. A&E shared some new photos from the series and we have two very creepy teasers to show you!
Earlier this fall, we learned that Freddie Highmore was set to play the role of a younger Norman Bates in A&E's upcoming straight-to-series drama Bates Motel, a prequel series to Psycho. Since then, we've been left to wonder how Highmore and his Bates co-star Vera Farmiga would look playing the role of son and mother in the film. Wait no further! We now have our first look at the two stars.
The vacancies keep getting filled at A&E's Bates Motel. Two more familiar faces have checked in for recurring roles on the prequel series that's in the works at the cable channel. One is likely to be familiar to Lost fans, while the other also has a J.J. Abrams connection, having appeared in the 2008 film Cloverfield.
With Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga locked in for the lead roles in A&E's upcoming prequel series Bates Motel, now it's just a matter of filling in the supporting cast. And with talent like Highmore and Farmiga, the bar is certainly set high. The latest casting news has Nicola Peltz joining the series.
Just the other day, I was wondering why we hadn't seen much of Freddie Highmore lately. He's actually played a few starring roles in features in recent years, but a lot of his recent credits (Astro Boy, Arthur and the Revenge of the Maltazard) are for voice-work. Now the 20-year-old British actor appears to be heading for the small screen by checking into the Bates Motel at A&E.
From Lost's Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights' Kerry Ehrin, Bates Motel is set during the formative years of the yet to be cast Norman Bates and will examine his coming of age under the watchful eye of 'Mother.' Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga has been cast as Norma and in order to keep the buzz going, not to mention share all this in a much more eye catching way, A&E just released an eerie first poster. Need a place to stay?