Last summer, it was revealed that ‘Bates Motel’, the prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller ‘Psycho’ on A&E, would be getting a straight to series order of ten episodes. Since then, we’ve seen some teasers, promos, and featurettes showing off what the show has to offer, but we hadn’t really received a proper trailer.
Starring British actor Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as the iconic film characters of Norman and Norma Bates, this new series is a contemporary take on the events in his early life that lead Norman to becoming the killer mama’s boy we all know. In this first trailer, we get to see a more cohesive look at the tone of the series, as well as more on what’s going on in the new town that our main characters inhabit. You can see the new trailer below, followed by the official synopsis of the show (***UPDATE*** We added a 4min clip of the show as well):
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.
I was a little skeptical about this show at first considering that the network that picked it up is known for it’s subpar reality television, but after seeing this trailer, I’ve developed some high hopes for this project. It looks very intriguing and I’m curious about how much they allude to source material. You can already see some of it in the trailer, but I wonder if there’s any more.
Are you interested in checking out ‘Bates Motel’? Do you think that it will live up to the high bar set by the Master of Suspense with the original film starring Anthony Perkins? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Bates Motel’ starring Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, Vogel, Nestor Carbonell, Nicola Peltz, and Olivia Cooke premieres on A&E on Monday, March 18 at 10PM/9C.