Bates Motel

bates motel TV showNetwork: A&E
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 18, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz, Keegan Connor Tracy, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, and Richard Harmon.

TV show description:      
This TV series is a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s most well-known film, Psycho. It provides an intimate portrait of how Norman Bates’ psyche unraveled through his teenage years — including his intricate relationship with his mother and how she helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all.

Norma Louise Bates (Vera Farmiga) is a resilient, intelligent, beautiful, and complicated woman. A contemporary single mother, she is emotionally complex and utterly devoted to her Norman. She’s constantly juggling her own needs and some hardcore baggage, all while trying to create a new home in a new town for herself and her son.

Smart, quietly funny, handsome and sometimes shy, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) is a 17 year old boy who has an intensely close bond with his mother. He’s resistant to starting over in White Pine Bay, but begins to change his mind as he starts to spread his wings. His mother isn’t the only woman in his life.

Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke) is a quirky, pretty, intelligent 17 year old girl who has cystic fibrosis and is also an “old soul.” She gets an almost immediate crush on Norman and always finds her way to his doorstep.

Meanwhile, Bradley Martin (Nicola Peltz) is a beautiful, popular, and affluent, 17 year old who befriends Norman out of kindness. She’s soon surprised to find herself drawn to him in other, deeper ways.

At school, Miss Watson (Keegan Connor Tracy) is Norman’s compassionate and beautiful Language Arts teacher. She’s taken with Norman as a student but senses he may have some deep emotional issues that are going unchecked.

Things get more complicated at home for Norman when his half-brother from Norma’s first marriage shows up. Dylan Massett (Max Thieriot) is an edgy outsider in the family dynamic. He’s a lost soul and a drifter who finds himself, by necessity, drifting back into their troubled lives.

Sheriff Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell) is the “moral” center of the town, although morality is often a shifting line here. Imposing and discerning, he gets involved in Norma Bates’ life after an unfortunate incident at the motel.

Deputy Zack Shelby (Mike Vogel) is young, handsome, and clear-eyed. He has an immediate attraction to Norma and finds himself drawn into her life and wanting to take care of her.

Series Finale:     
Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD


What do you think? Do you like the Bates Motel TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. Pattycake says

    Please, please do not consider cancelling this show, at least not for a few years! It is by far the best TV show I have EVER seen. Creatively written – spellbinding! Superb acting! Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are the BEST!!! Kudos to the writers, producers, directors! Let this go on for a very long time!

  2. says

    so far, so good. just don’t d like o many other shows do, after a few good seasons they start to get boring, keep the fires burning, don’t end on a sour note.
    keep the show going I know it will not last forever but for the time it ha make it one of the best.

  3. sharon zimmerman says

    Please DON’T CANCEL BATES MOTEL. It’s a great series. Noticed there were no cliffhangers at Season 3 finale so a little worried.

  4. Judy S says

    I love Bates Motel. Intriguing and smart. Please don’t cancel it! Monday would suck without it….

  5. Rob Dee says

    Stalker is a great show!!! These networks like to cancel in favor of the crappy reality shows! WHY because they are cheap to produce and don’t have stars to deal with! Remember as the ratings go up so does the salaries of the stars! (REMEMBER FRIENDS?). And reality shows are cheaper to make!! So we should make a movement and band together and BOYCOT THE SPONSORS OF THESE NETWORKS!! And you will see how they will stop CANCELLING great shows like BATES MOTEL, STALKER, REVENGE, BACKSTROM ETC!!! So let’s start the ” BOYCOT THE SPONSORS ON THE CANCELLING NETWORKS”. They will give great thought to cancelling and think of the FANS and not their BOTTOM LINES!! THINK ABOUT IT FOLKS


  6. says

    This show surprised me – and I certainly am a bigger fan of it than the Pyscho Movie. Character development is fantastic! The movie leaves viewers with “Why? What? How?” This program attempts to answer those questions. Norma is disturbingly fabulous and surprising – Norman is disturbingly perfect as the forerunner to Anthony Perkins’ role – Dylan and Emma provide characters for viewers to care about – and the Sheriff is still unreadable: good guy? slightly bad guy? I can’t help but care about him. Hope the show returns for another season.

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