A boy’s best friend is his mother so of course you can expect to see them hanging out with each other. Get ready to check in with your first look at young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga).
The series examines the twisted relationship between serial-killer-to-be Norman and Norma. Showrunners Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) say the series won’t be limited just to what occurs in the rooms (and showers) of the motel. “The town itself is very much a character in the show,” Cuse says. “There are a lot of secrets that lurk beneath this bucolic veneer.”
“Bates Motel” will give 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 firsthand how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged Norman, helping forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.
Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, W. Earl Brown, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, Keegan Connor Tracy, Olivia Cooke and Nicola Peltz star in “Bates Motel,” which is currently under way in Vancouver, Canada. It premieres in 2013 on A&E.
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