[TV] New “Bates Motel” Teaser Has Mom And Her Little Norman On A Bed Together

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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. Now, we have a new teaser for the show which depicts Norman and his mother on a bed, whispering sweet nothings. Or at least she is while he tries to glower.

“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.

Head inside for the new teaser! We’ve also got a look at a new poster (via Deadline) that they’ve chosen to debut at an insanely small size.

Source: Deadline
  • mfcmk1

    Wow this looks TERRIBLE. Being a fan of the Psycho movies, I hope this show fails.

    • Rwhyan

      Really, you’re a fan of the Psycho “movies” — as in Gus Van Sant’s remake — and your calling THIS terrible even though you haven’t seen it yet? Douche.

      • Aaron Emery

        It’s possible he/she is talking about the sequels, which I don’t even consider related to Hitchcock’s film BUT have to admit they are pretty damn fun! LOL Van Sant’s remake makes me sick, he obviously knew the original was perfect or he would not have done it shot-for-shot… Oh, wait he did in fact believe that a masturbation scene needed be tossed in there!

      • mfcmk1

        I completely forgot about the remake. No, I hated that one, but I enjoyed the sequels to the original. sure, they aren’t amazing films, but they are very entertaining. Psycho 4 the beginning is a good enough prequel for me.

  • yellowsicktoad

    Even though I’m a fan of the original Psycho, that doesn’t rule out me enjoying this show.

    Movies, series and remakes can co-exist…crazy I know!

  • Jhanse3 (Jhanse29)

    i think this looks really good. It’ll be different and maybe won’t tie completely to Psycho but I think it still looks great. Also love Vera Farmiga.