Look Behind the Scenes at the Writing, Directing, and Designing of A&E’s Bates Motel

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Freddie Highmore - Should You Check Into the Bates Motel Tonight? Our Review Is Live!One thing that’s obvious about A&E’s “Bates Motel” is that the powers-that-be didn’t skimp one bit when it came to recreating one of the most iconic locations in horror history. Check out these behind-the-scenes looks at the set design, writing, directing, and first episode of the show.

Read our “Bates Motel” review here.

A&E’s “Bates Motel,” from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”), is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.

The series stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Max Thieriot (Disconnect), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), and Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender). Season One also co-stars Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” The Dark Knight Rises) and Mike Vogel (“Pan Am”). “Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Cuse and Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.

“Bates Motel” Episode 1.02 – “Nice Town You Picked, Norma” (3/25/13 air date):
Dylan (Thieriot) immediately begins causing trouble; the Bates (Farmiga, Highmore) are drawn into the secrets surrounding White Pine Bay.

For more info visit the official “Bates Motel” website.

A&E's Bates Motel

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