On Monday, A&E debuts the first episode of Bates Motel – a series that gets off to a fairly solid start, in my opinion. In spite of my apprehensions, the first episode sold me on its contemporary spin on Norman Bates’ life and I’m looking forward to seeing where this all goes.
Today, the network revealed a new three-minute featurette on the making of the series – head inside for a look.
Bates Motel concerns the early days of Norman’s life. 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.