New Television Show Bates Motel Premieres

The T.V. station that brought Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars has come up with another series. However this one is not reality.

Bates Motel is a physiological thriller series that will premiere on A&E. The show is a prequel to the events of Robert Bloch’s novel, “Psycho”, which was famously portrayed in Alfred Hitchcock’s film of the same name.

MV5BMzk4OTU5NTE2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTIxMDIyOQ@@._V1_SY317_CR12,0,214,317_“Psycho” is about a middle-aged man named Norman Bates who is completely controlled by his overprotective mother, Norma . Norman’s mother believes that his life should revolve around her and only her. The two run a small motel in the town of Fairvale, but the business is dying down due to a new highway relocation.

At the end of the novel we discover that Norman actually killed his mother and her lover out of jealousy. To maintain his previous lifestyle he would dress up in his mother’s clothes and talk to himself as she had. When he is sent to the metal institute he completely “becomes” his mother.

Bates Motel will start at the very beginning, right after Norma’s husband dies. When Norma and Norman first buy the motel in White Pine Bay. They are said to be trying to “start over”.

Freddie Highmore stars as Norman Bates. Highmore has acted in many movies from the new “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” to “The Spiderwick Chronicles”.

“People will probably start hiding their kitchen knives or making sure that they shower behind many locks.” Highmore told Entertainment Weekly on his character.

Norma is played by 39-year-old actress, Vera Farmiga, who is most famous for her role as the mysterious Alex Goran in the Academy Award nominated film, “Up in the Air”.

A&E decided to skip a pilot for the show. Instead the T.V. channel went straight to ordering a 10-episode season.

The series will premiere on March 18th at 10 p.m.