THE NEWS BUNDLE: First Footage Revealed in New Trailer for A&E's 'Bates Motel' Is Incredible, Announces March Premiere


For months now, the internet has been buzzing about the upcoming television drama Bates Motel set to premiere on A&E early next year. From the co-showrunner of LOST Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights' Kerry Ehrin, we journey into an updated world of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho with an impressive cast that are a part of a story the went from script to series order without a produced pilot. Now, we get an idea exactly why A&E was excited to bring the series to life as soon as possible with an all-new trailer today featuring our first footage from the series along with a behind the scenes look. Not only do we get a jaw-dropping first impression that is absolutely fantastic but we also receive a premiere window as we are now just months away from the first episode's debut.

Via Deadline:



Bates Motel serves as a reimagining to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho as we explore the relationship between Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). Joining the two is the second Bates child Dylan (Max Thieriot), Norman's older brother, and unexpectedly returns home to discover his family has moved to a new town and a new residence.

With the move, Norman must be the new kid in high school and with this comes an intriguing addition involving two females. One one hand we have Emma (Olivia Cooke) who is currently suffering from an illness that requires her to lug around an oxygen tank, while she begins to have a close relationship with Norman. But it seems love might not be in the cards just yet as Norman grows feelings for Bradley (Nicola Peltz), a smart and "effortlessly sexy" student that seems much more mature than her age.

Rounding out the main cast, it seems the Bates' dark beginnings may be met with an opposing force as the law comes into equation with Deputy Zack Shelby (Mike Vogel) and Sheriff Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell). Zack is a compassionate man ready to uphold the law, while Romero has an edge to him with a strict personality that is driven by zero tolerance for crime.

Bates Motel is set to premiere its 10-episode first season in March 2013.