"Bates Motel," serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film, "Psycho," and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years.
Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand just how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is and how she helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all. “Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network.
Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights") serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.
Norman (Freddie Highmore) finds Emma (Olivia Cooke) staring dejectedly at a banner for the upcoming Winter Formal. Norman jokes that she looks a little pathetic, but ultimately invites her to the dance. She plays it off, but it's clear she's excited to go with him.