Well readers, the time has finally come for the premiere episode of A&E’s Bates Motel which will air Monday 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 that we all know and fear. It’s a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film, Psycho, and will give us an intimate portrayal of Norman Bates’ teenage years. It’s a fascinating idea led by a solid cast of Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, Nicola Pletz and Olivia Cooke.
I’ve really been looking forward to Bates Motel since it was announced because I love the idea of visiting Norman’s younger years to get an inside look at what made this kid turn into the monster he becomes. I know some of you have been on the fence about it for a while so now that it’s finally here, let me know if you’ll be tuning in!