Premiering on A&E March 18th, “Bates Motel” offers a contemporary take on the story of Psycho‘s Norman Bates and his mother and, today, the network has launched a lengthy trailer and a four-minute clip, both of which you can check out in the players below.
Starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as Norman and Norma Bates, “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 arent 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.