Premiering Monday, A&E’s Bates Motel is a modern-day prequel to Alfred Hitchock’s Psycho that delves into the complex, and downright creepy, mother-son relationship that helped to transform teenage Norman Bates into a serial killer.
Co-executive producer Carlton Cuse says the A&E series Bates Motel is not necessarily a prequel to the Psycho book or films, but instead draws inspiration from them.
A&E has debuted a first peek at Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as young Norman Bates and his mother Norma in the upcoming drama Bates Motel.
A&E hopes to delve into the early years of Norman Bates in a Psycho prequel television series called Bates Motel.
The first 30 minutes of the lost 1923 Alfred Hitchcock film The White Shadow has surfaced in New Zealand.