[TV] Dance, Breathe and Lose Your Hand To “Bates Motel” Promos

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A&E Network will premiere the new original scripted drama series “Bates Motel” from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) on Monday, March 18 at 10 PM ET/PT. The cabler has released a trio of great promo videos depicting a breath, dance party, and hand. In addition, we’ve just posted 20 hi-res stills.

“Bates Motel” 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”).

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.

  • mfcmk1

    Keeps looking worse and worse. What the heck is up with Norman sitting on the bench with his headphones listening to his iphone. Seriously? And waiting through 15 second commercials to see a 4 second promo makes no sense…

  • deandean1990

    I was excited, but the promos do not make it look as inviting. I may have to continue on down the road to an actual Hotel.

  • Evil_Flip

    What the hell? So it’s basically something completely different and just tries to cash in on the classic. The only thing this has in common are the names.