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New Bates Motel Trailer Shows Norman’s Psychotic Life

Alfred Hitchcock famously said you shouldn’t try and make a great movie out of a well-written book. Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) ignored a similar rule that some have for turning classic movies into television series: They’ve forged ahead with Bates Motel, a thriller that uses Hitchcock’s Psycho as a launching point to explore what happened between Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mom Norma (Vera Farmiga) to create such a dysfunctional relationship.

We’ve seen several images and a few trailers from the upcoming series, but this latest video from A&E gets a little deeper into the show’s locale, setting and showcases a few of the boundary-crossing moments between mother and son, which seem to include the former undressing in front of the latter and that ages-old bonding experience of disposing of a body.

Nestor Carbonell also stars as the sheriff, Mike Vogel as his deputy and Max Thieriot as Norman’s older brother Dylan. Bates Motel is scheduled to debut in March.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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