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January 17, 2013

Bates Motel: Once You Check In... Well, You Might Get Murdered By A Serial Killer In Training!!!!

A & E is not really a network you think about when it comes to original dramas. They have tons of successful reality shows (Duck Dynasty is the shit!) and have had some pretty good shows in the past (The Glades comes to mind), yet they have not been known to be the hotbed of activity for current dramatic programming. But when they read the spec scripts for Bates Motel, the new television prequel show from Carlton 'Lost' Cuse & Kerry 'Friday Night Lights' Ehrin that highlights the lives of Norman & Norma Bates before the events of Hitchcock's Psycho, they skipped right over the pilot phase and ordered a ten episode first season. They also got a killer cast, with Freddie Highmore & Vera Farmiga (two boanfide movie stars) starring as Norman & Norma, the craziest mother & son combo of all time. I am intrigued, and to be honest with you I love these types of hard boiled dramas that seem to be coming to TV more and more (Banshee comes to mind as another new one like this). It is also interesting that A & E wants to get in on the current Horror show trend. After the jump you can see the promo posters for the show and the first trailer. The show begins on March 18th, 2013. Check it out...

And now the promo posters:


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the posters Mike! The more information I come across with this show the more I’m starting to like the idea of it! I have to admit I’ve never seen the original Psycho, but I do know the back-story to it. I might watch the movie before the show airs, but either way I will check out what the show has to offer. I’ll have to record it though, since I work odd hours at DISH and don’t have time to watch live TV anymore. I will remember to set a recording timer for it on my DISH Hopper closer to the premiere date and then go from there. I do have 2,000 hours of entertainment I can store now with my DVR, so even with all of the shows I already have timers for I’ll still have plenty of room for this show as well. I’m looking forward to it! :)