Bates Motel: New A&E Series to Debut March 18th

bates motel tv showGet ready for the return of Norman Bates. A&E has announced that their Psycho prequel TV series, Bates Motel, will premiere on Monday, March 18th. The cable channel ordered 10 episodes to start.

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Pasadena, CA – January 4, 2013 – 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, it was announced today by Bob DeBitetto, President and GM of A&E Network and Bio Channel. “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”).

“Carlton and Kerry crafted a fascinating backstory for Norman and Norma Bates that has been brought to life by this incredible cast,” said DeBitetto. “It’s thought provoking television at its finest and we’re thrilled to bring it to the A&E family.”

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.

“Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.

About A&E Network

A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series, including “The Glades” and “Longmire,” to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Hoarders,” “Beyond Scared Straight” and “Storage Wars,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48.” The A&E website is located at

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  1. Anonymous says

    I am totally against this very psychotic show. It is very wrong to be promoting this and will harm many people if you don’t pull it now. The movie was one thing….but to perpetuate the sickness of it for people to meditate on is truly hollywood at it’s worst….the reality shows are bad eneough but this is just plain inhumane to infect society with.

    Especially promoting a series on this crap….is outrageous and not helping
    humanity overall. It promotes insanity, sloth and perversion. No wonder America is in trouble. Cancel this film for the good of humanity overall and you will do good to the universe. Woa unto those who are promoting this film….sickness will come to all that are involved in it’s production.

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