VIDEO: First Look - A&E's PSYCHO Prequel Series, BATES MOTEL
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Below, get a look at the first footage releasd from A&E's upcoming Psycho prequel BATES MOTEL. The ten-part A&E series stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland) in the role of the young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) as his infamous domineering mother.
"Bates Motel" serves as a prequel to the most famous fright film of all-time, "Psycho." A&E is currently in script development. "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 first hand how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged Norman, helping forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.
The series will premiere on A&E in 2013.