The Hollywood Reporter
The first bit of artwork for A&E’s “Bates Motel” series has appeared online via THR, and we have it for you right here. Click, sign in at the register, and get your key. Don’t blame us if you go a little mad. We all go a little mad sometimes.
The cable network’s new horror show serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic Psycho and examines the twisted relationship between serial killer-to-be Norman Bates and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga).
“Bates Motel” gives viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates’ psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her love damaged Norman helped forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.
The Universal TV-produced “Bates Motel” has a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a 2013 premiere. Former “Lost” co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin (“Parenthood”) serve as writers-executive producers. “Bates Motel” had been developed as a miniseries when A&E bought it in January. When Cuse and Ehrin boarded the project two months later, they reworked it as a series and wrote several scripts. That prompted A&E’s July decision to forgo a pilot and go straight to series.
Shooting begins September 24th in Vancouver.
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