A&E’s Psycho prequel series, Bates Motel, has finally set a premier date for March 18th at 10 p.m. ET. The series will explore Norman’s backstory, played by Freddie Highmore, and will take a look at the events that helped shape him into the infamous serial killer. I included a fantastic teaser of the upcoming show below and it definitely shows the darker side of the series in just 30 seconds.
Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, Nicola Pletz and Olivia Cooke also star. A&E is currently filming the series in Vancouver.
Bates Motel serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film, Psycho, and promises to give viewers and intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years and just how deeply intricate his relationship to his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is.