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!
From Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, Bates Motel is a prequel story set in modern day that introduces us to Norman Bates in his teen years. The teasers below won't air on TV until this Sunday night with the midseason finale of The Walking Dead and on Tuesday for the Sons of Anarchy finale on FX, but you can get an early look at them here…
You wouldn't think hands and feet could be so creepy, but set in the right (or seriously wrong) context, the image of a set of shackled hands or burning feet can induce goosebumps!
A&E set up the website for the series, which offers information on the show and the characters, and some photos from the show, which give us a look at Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates.
Sort of a Forrest Gump thing happening here as Norman stares out at nothing while he listens to music and waits at a bus stop.
Farmiga's Norma looks a bit more relaxed and casual as she walks. Is that a bandage on her hand?
And here's Norman talking to his teacher Miss Watson (Keegan Connor-Tracy)
Meanwhile, Olivia Cooke plays Emma, another teen featured in the show who, according to the caption at A&E, doesn't let her cystic fibrosis stop her from keeping up with her classmates.
It looks like she and Norman become friends.
Bates Motel premieres 2013 in A&E. Check out A&E's website for more photos and information on the series here.
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