'Bates Motel': Are you excited yet?
Posted February 4, 2013
A bunch of subpar series have premiered this year, but I'm holding out hope for A&E's Bates Motel, which looks fantastic and might appeal to former Lost addicts.
Bates Motel comes to us from Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse and explores the early life of Psycho killer Norman Bates. Freddie Highmore plays Norman, with Vera Farmiga cast as his mother, Norma. (Lost's Nestor Carbonell co-stars.) It takes place in a modern-day Oregon town and appears to borrow a little from Twin Peaks' woodsy aesthetic.
Cuse offers a summary:
Formerly a logging town, the economy, like many pacific coastal towns, now is fueled by the marijuana trade. Dark secrets and desires abound. Danger looms. The lines of morality and justice are shifting and elusive. And all of it - all the secrets of this town and its residents - are mysteries that unfold for the Bates family in ways that are shocking and surprising.
Bates Motel premieres March 18. I can't wait.
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