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.

Slowly but surely roles are being filled for A&E's Bates Motel. The series is set up as a prequel to the story told in the novel (and then film) Psycho. Freddie Highmore is set to play Norman Bates, while Vera Farmiga will play his mother. And late last month we learned that The Last Airbender's Nicola Peltz had boarded the series as a girl Norman takes a liking to.

Today comes word from Deadline that Mike Vogel and Nestor Carbonell have joined the drama. Carbonell, who's known for playing Richard Alpert in Lost (and more recently appeared in the CW's Ringer) will play Sheriff Royce Romero. Badge or not, his character apparently has "something almost sinister about him." Carbonell seems like a good fit for a role like that. He has that sort of mysterious way about him that could go either way (either he's a nice guy, or he's scary-creepy-dangerous).

Meanwhile, Mike Vogel, whose credits include Cloverfield and more recently, ABC's short-lived Pan Am, will play Deputy Zach Shelby, who's described as "a completely engaging, attractive, intelligent sociopath." Yeah, I'll buy that too. Sounds like the law might not be the place you want to turn to for the good guys on this show. And it sounds like Bates Motel appears to be filling up with dangerous characters.

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