A&E has released three short teaser trailers for their upcoming new psychological thriller Bates Motel. They give us a little insight into the kind of weird dark and twisted vibe this show is going to have.
The series comes from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights). It's a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates' insanity unravels through his teenage years.
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.
The cast of Bates Motel includes Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Norman Bates, Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates, and Max Thieriot as Norman’s older brother, Dylan. Supporting cast members include Mike Vogel, Nestor Carbonell, Nicola Peltz, and Olivia Cooke.
The show is set to premiere Monday, March 18th at 10pm.