Bob DeBitetto, President and GM of A&E Network and Bio Channel, announced today that the highly anticipated new series “Bates Motel” will be making its premiere on Monday, March 18, at 10 PM ET/PT. Hint: You’d better shower first!
“Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho where fans will find a teenage Norman Bates and his beautiful mother, Norma, at the start of their journey as the owners of the famed Bates Motel.
“Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.
In “Bates Motel,” following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, seeking a fresh start. As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn’t quite what it seems, and the locals aren’t so quick to let them in on their secrets. But the Bates’ are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive – and will do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets.
Series Premiere Synopsis – “First You Dream, Then You Die” (3/18/13 air date):
Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of an idyllic coastal town seeking a fresh start with her teenage son, the handsome and shy Norman.
For more info visit the official “Bates Motel” website.
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