Debut Air Date: TBD 2014 (Season 2) Network: A&E Director: Various Screenwriter: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin Starring: Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Max Thierot, Olivia Cooke, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel
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.
A&E has premiered a bite-sized teaser for Bates Motel season 2, which kicks off in early 2014. The promo is incredibly brief, offers no real footage, but let’s every know that the motel is re-open for business soon.
Season two is well into shooting with Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles as Norman and Norma Bates. Kathleen Robertson, Paloma Kwiatkowski and Michael Vartan are going to be newcomers to the series.
EW landed the first official photo from A&E’s Bates Motel. The image finds the Bates family at a funeral… But whose funeral are they attending?
Season two is well into shooting with Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles as Norman and Norma Bates.
Kathleen Robertson, Paloma Kwiatkowski and Michael Vartan are going to be newcomers to the series. Look for new episodes to begin in early 2014.
Our A&E rep has passed along to us a promo for Bates Motel’s second season. This was featured in the program received by attendees of the Emmy’s last night. You can find the image after the jump.
Season two has begun shooting with Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles as Norman and Norma Bates. Kathleen Robertson, Paloma Kwiatkowski and Michael Vartan are going to be newcomers to the series.
Look for new episodes to begin in early 2014.
Kathleen Robertson is the latest newcomer to head to Bates Motel, reports TVLine. The actress is said to play Jodi.
According to the character is “a smart, sexy businesswoman and artist who’s as hard-charging as she is successful” and adds “Jodi’s a natural born leader who gets what she wants — personally and professionally — and she’s not afraid to use her arsenal of brains, charm and creativity to make things happen.”
Comic-Con brought about the news that some new characters were coming to Bates Motel in its sophomore run on A&E. In our interviews with the cast, we learned Norman was going to get a girlfriend.
Deadline reports Paloma Kwiatkowski (Percy Jackson: The Sea Of Monsters) is joining the cast to play Cody Brennan. The site describes her as “a small town party girl who befriends Norman (Freddie Highmore) and bonds with him, showing him how having fun and “acting out” can sublimate pain – at least for awhile.” Bates Motel also recently added Michael Vartan to the cast.
We’re a few days behind on this one, but it’s funny enough to be worth the wait. A&E has brought online a special “Bates Motel” sketch they prepared for the show’s Comic-Con panel that features executive producer Carlton Cuse and leading man Freddie Highmore visiting the original Psycho set on the Universal lot. Check it out in the player after the break!
“Bates Motel” serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining Alfred Hitchcock classic, giving viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is.
Michael Vartan (Alias) has joined the cast of Bates Motel’s second season, reports TV Line.
When we spoke to writer Carlton Cuse at Comic-Con over the weekend, he told us we should expect a slew of new faces.
“There are some new romances as well. There’s a new romance for Norman from a character we haven’t met yet. Same for Norma. Those relationships will expand our understanding of the characters and open up White Pine Bay,” he said. So, who does Vartan play?