[TV] Five New Minutes Of “Bates Motel” Footage Look Surprisingly Good!

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Whoa! A lot of new footage for “Bates Motel”! And, I have to say, it doesn’t look all that bad. I’m even starting not to mind the contemporary setting. As long as the choice works, who cares? Below we have a new one minute teaser as well as an extended four minute sneak peek. Both are worth taking a gander at.

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.

On The A&E Network from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) – the show debuts on Monday, March 18 at 10 PM ET/PT.

  • djblack1313

    this looks fantastic!! i fucking love Vera Farmiga!

    • djblack1313

      oops, i forgot…the ONLY thing i really hate about what i see in this is the inclusion of the iphone(?) thing. if they just left that out it would be perfect. i hated the iphone(?) inclusion in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D as well. if these projects left out the modern day phones it would allow each project to be whatever year they wanted it to be. but including such phones defines what years this could take places thereby limiting (and somewhat ruining) the timeless feel.

  • macguffin54

    Ehh. I don’t get the sense it has any ties to the original movie. It’s hard not to compare it to the original or Perkin’s Oscar-worthy performance which may be unfair, but it has to be expected. It doesn’t have the same tone and the back story is different. And. as every horror project seem to have a problem with ever since Scream, why does everyone, sans Norman, have to be so attractive. It’s not realistic.

  • stormi316

    they wasted all that tyme and effort into making a prequel, with the house and clothes and watnot….then all of the sudden there’s a cell-phone, smh