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[TV] New “Bates Motel” Posters Bring You Fire, A Hand, And A Bunch Of Weed

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. TVLine got their hands on some new posters for the show, some of which have me scratching my head.

“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.

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  • The one of the hanging man on fire is amazing. So haunting. These pics actually got me interested.

  • Se_7_eN

    I am going to give this show a shot, but the fact that it takes place in modern day kinda turns me off from it.

  • djblack1313

    beautiful pix! Ethan i agree, the pic of the person on fire is both haunting and very beautiful at the same time!

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    so pumped for this show. tv seems to be getting better and better over the last several years. so many shows with horror elements have been thriving these days. several cool shows were cancelled after only a handful of episodes about 10 years ago. i remember shows like Glory Days back in 2002 getting cancelled after like 5 episodes. and my favorite show at the time, MTV’s Fear, got cancelled after about 14 episodes.

  • Ravinus

    Those buds look delicious.

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