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New Bates Motel Season 3 Promo Video Pays Tribute to Psycho

19 December 2014 2:16 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Although we won’t get to check back into A&E’s Bates Motel until the Season 3 premiere debuts in March, a new promo video has been released that teases the upcoming season and pays tribute to the creepy peeping scene from Psycho, with Freddie Highmore in place of Anthony Perkins and Tracy Spiridakos (Revolution) standing in for Janet Leigh.

The 10-episode third season of Bates Motel will debut on A&E in March of 2015. Returning cast members include Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, Vera Farmiga as Norman’s mother, Norma Louise Bates, and Max Thieriot as Norman’s half-brother, Dylan Massett.

Tracy Spiridakos, who starred as Charlie Matheson in the now-defunct Revolution series on NBC, joins Bates Motel in the recurring role of Annika Johnson, an intriguing newcomer to the small town of White Pine Bay.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on Season 3 of Bates Motel. »

- Derek Anderson

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Bill Paxton To Star in History Channel’s Event Series Texas Rising

14 August 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Actor Bill Paxton is heading from the McCoy family patriarch of Kentucky to starring in The History Channel’s eight-hour television event series Texas Rising. Premiering Memorial Day 2015, the series will detail the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers.

Paxton received Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations for playing “Randall McCoy” in The History Channel’s mega successful Hatfields & McCoys. The mini-series won five Emmy Awards.

Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields, The Mission) is directing with an all-star cast which includes Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Rhys Coiro, Jeremy Davies, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Chad Michael Murray, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow and Kris Kristofferson.

In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican »

- Melissa Thompson

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Bill Paxton Returns to History Channel with 'Texas Rising'

14 August 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Not so long ago true family rivalry 'Hatfields & McCoys' won both ratings and Emmys for History Channel, which now reaches 98 million homes. So why not go back to the well, assemble another ensemble of ace character stars and revisit some juicy action-packed American history? Sure enough, the producer of 'Hatfield & McCoys," Leslie Greif, is returning with eight-hour mini-series "Texas Rising," about the Texas revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers, scheduled to air on Memorial Day 2015. The cast is led by "Hatfields & McCoys" star Bill Paxton and also includes Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Jeremy Davies, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, and Kris Kristofferson. (Not too many women in this group.) The director is Roland Joffé, who recreated period history with »

- Anne Thompson

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The Bates Motel - Original Television Series Soundtrack Checks In August 25th

14 August 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Varèse Sarabande Records will release the Bates Motel - Original Television Series Soundtrack, featuring the original score composed by Chris Bacon, digitally and on CD August 25th. We have all the details you need right here.

Chris Bacon burst onto the film-scoring scene with his full throttled score for Duncan Jones’ hit thriller Source Code. He earned his first Emmy® Award Nomination for the underscore for the second half of NBC’s "Smash" Season 1.

His recent work includes the score to John Putch’s Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, Season 2 of "Smash," and Stephen Gyllenhaal’s Sworn to Silence.

“In my early conversations with the show's producers about the score's direction, they made it clear that we are not trying to re-create or pay homage to the original Psycho, which was good news because that's one of the most iconic and recognizable scores of all time and my attempts to »

- Debi Moore

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Comic-Con: We May Still Have To Watch Drug Wars On ‘Bates Motes’

27 July 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Bates Motel still remains a surprising success. Not only in terms of ratings, but its quality. A prequel to Psycho showing a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) sounded like a joke a few years ago, the kind of idea doomed to fail. But the first season turned out to be a highly enjoyable show. Vera Farmiga does consistently great work, Highmore is good fun, and, every once in a while, there’s some genuinely good drama, thanks to Norma Bates, who’s the heart and soul of the show. Unfortunately, there was s a slight drop in quality with season two. Bates Motel is at its best when it’s just Norma and Norman getting through problems or the never-ending trope of the nerdy kid going after “the cool girl” when the right one is there all along: Emma (Olivia Cooke). Once Norman starts watching High School movies, hopefully he’ll smarten up. Where »

- Jack Giroux

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[Comic-Con 2014] Bates Motel Mock Audition Tape Unveiled

26 July 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of A&E’s Bates Motel have seen the dark sides of Norman Bates and his mother, Norma Louise, but the new comedically staged auditions of actors Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, and others reveal the funnier side of the people who play the motel operators and the surrounding townsfolk of White Pine Bay. We have the mock audition video that was revealed at Comic-Con.

Entertainment Weekly unveiled the mock Bates Motel audition tape online that features Freddie Highmore doing a Spider-Man impression, Vera Farmiga busting out some Ukrainian folk dance moves, Olivia Cooke walking with an oxygen tank and trying to get a light for her cigarette, and Nestor Carbonell innocently sporting an “I Was On Lost” T-shirt and pointing out how similar he looks to Anthony Perkins. The complete second season of Bates Motel hits home media on October 7th.

“In season two of “Bates Motel,” executive producers »

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Kenny Johnson returns to 'Bates Motel' as series regular

25 July 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Dylan’s dad/uncle (duncle?) is coming back to Bates Motel… and this time, it’s full-time.

At a Comic-Con panel on Friday for A&E’s suspense thriller and Psycho quasi-prequel, it was announced that Kenny Johnson would return to the show in a big way, joining the cast as a series regular in season 3. Best known for his dirty work on The Shield and Sons of Anarchy, Johnson guest-starred in two episodes last season as Caleb, the mysterious estranged brother of Norma (Vera Farmiga)—whom she says raped her and impregnated her with Dylan (Max Thieriot). “When Kenny Johnson »

- Dan Snierson

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Watch Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore audition for 'Bates Motel'

25 July 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Finding the perfect actors for your show is a painstaking art: A few right moves, and you can back up an Emmy truck next to that Brinks truck. A couple of wrong moves, and the whole project is a disaster.

Bates Motel executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin certainly had their hands full when they set out to cast their contemporary Pyscho prequel for A&E. At Comic-Con on Friday, they treated the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at Bates’ audition process, screening footage of Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, and Max Thieriot trying on their character for the first time. »

- Dan Snierson

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Bates Motel Season 2 Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

17 July 2014 9:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Bates Motel Season 2 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD in October.

“In season two of “Bates Motel,” executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) dig deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. Picking up from last season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is fixating on Miss Watson’s death while Norma’s mysterious past starts to haunt the family with the introduction of her brother. Meanwhile, Norman’s brother Dylan, (Max Thieriot), gets more entrenched in the familial drug war that fuels White Pine Bay and finds himself right in the middle of the danger as Bradley (Nicola Peltz), who remains on the hunt to uncover her father’s killer, is driven to precarious extremes. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), is caught up on all fronts as everything in town escalates and Emma (Olivia Cooke) complicates her relationship with »

- Jonathan James

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10 Actors Who Could Play Robin in Batman v Superman

30 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

There has been a lot of talk and speculation surrounding the possible inclusion of Robin in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Daniel Radcliffe recently expressed interest in playing the character, and it was rumored that Adam Driver (Girls, Star Wars: Episode VII) was up for the role of Nightwing. There's no confirmation on whether Robin or Nightwing will be in the movie, but there's a good chance that somewhere down the line one or both of the characters will be introduced into Snyder's DC cinematic universe. 

So I came up with a list of young actors who could potentially take on the role of Robin in the film. Over the years there have been several Robins introduced in the the comics, and any one of those could be brought into the franchise. There's Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, and Carrie Kelley. Each one had a very different attitude, »

- Joey Paur

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Casting: Huston, Miller, Pryce, Kristofferson

30 May 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Longest Ride

Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") has been set to star in George Tillman's film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks tale "The Longest Ride" at Fox 2000.

Huston will play the young Ira in a tale that brings together two intertwining love stories - an elderly couple reminiscing about life, and the blossoming romance of a young art history major and a handsome bull rider (Huston). [Source: Deadline]

Chocolate City

Rapper and actor Romeo Miller (aka. Lil' Romeo) will join Michael Jai White and Tyson Beckford in Jean Claude Lamarre's urban stripper drama "Chocolate City". Filming begins in Los Angeles at the end of June.

Miller will star a young college student who is lured into the world of male exotic dancing to pay the bills. Eurika Pratts ("Basketball Girlfriends") has also been cast as his girlfriend Carmen, the pair's relationship strained by his new career. [Source: Deadline]

The Woman in Gold

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- Garth Franklin

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Bates Motel: Season Two Ratings

7 May 2014 12:37 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last year, Bates Motel was a ratings hit for A&E. Will it continue to be a success? Could it tank and be cancelled? Stay tuned to find out.

Bates Motel tells the story of future killer Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga), in the small town of White Pine Bay, Oregon. Others in the cast include Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz, Michael Vartan, Michael O'Neill, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Rebecca Creskoff, Kenny Johnson, Michael Eklund, and Mike Vogel.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

4/7 update: The show has been renewed for a third season.

Final season averages: 0.9 rating in the 18-49 »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Take a Look Inside the Bates Motel Season 2 Finale Episode 2.10 - The Immutable Truth

6 May 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Last night's season finale of "Bates Motel" paid off in a big way, and now it's time to take a look "inside" Episode 2.10, "The Immutable Truth," to hear how Norma may have sealed her own fate and how the results of Norman's polygraph test will reverberate in the future.

"Bates Motel" Episode 2.10 - "The Immutable Truth" (aired 5/5/14)

Norman (Freddie Highmore) is haunted by a tragic event in his past. Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to save Norman from making a horrible mistake.

Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Dylan (Max Thieriot) try to bring closure to the drug war. Emma (Olivia Cooke) makes a decision about her future at Bates Motel.

Kathleen Robertson, Michael Eklund, Rebecca Creskoff, and Michael O’Neill guest star.

Related Story: Freddie Highmore and Carlton Cuse Talk Bates Motel's Season 2 Finale, Mother/Son Bond, End Game, and Lots More

For more info visit "Bates Motel" on AEtv.com, »

- Debi Moore

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Trailer and Photos from the Bates Motel Season 2 Finale

5 May 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The second season of Bates Motel comes to a close tonight with “The Immutable Truth” and A&E has provided us with a brand new set of photos and a clip from the upcoming episode. In case you missed the recent news, there’s no need to worry about whether or not the series will continue. A&E has already announced that Bates Motel will be back for a third season:

“A&E Network has picked up a third season of the critically acclaimed original series “Bates Motel,” it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network.

“The incredible writing team and talented ‘Bates Motel’ cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,” said McKillop. “The brilliant twists and turns of the past two seasons keep its loyal fan base coming back for more. We are so proud of the show. »

- Jonathan James

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Freddie Highmore and Carlton Cuse Talk Bates Motel's Season 2 Finale, Mother/Son Bond, End Game, and Lots More

5 May 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To help you prep for tonight's Season 2 finale of "Bates Motel," Episode 2.10 - "The Immutable Truth," we have the highlights of a recent interview with series star Freddie Highmore and co-creator Carlton Cuse.

The topics covered range from one we're always curious about - how much they'll be deviating from the source material - to what we can expect tonight; what's in store for Norma and Norman, Dylan and Norman, and Norma and George; plans for Season 3 and beyond; plus a few other tidbits.

Q: Given that we all know the source material so well, how wedded to that are you? By now we've become so invested in the characters as we know them from the series that we don't want them to end up there. Is that possible, or do they need to end up there ultimately?

Carlton Cuse: You know... I'm very happy to hear you say »

- Debi Moore

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Carlton Cuse and Freddie Highmore Talk Bates Motel Season 2, the Finale, Strained Relationships and Pay-Offs, Season 3, and More

2 May 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After the explosive events of the first season, things on Bates Motel only got tougher and more dangerous in Season 2, for Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga), especially with the economic livelihood of the motel being threatened and their family dynamic being in jeopardy with some unexpected revelations.  The series also stars Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke and Nicola Peltz. During this recent interview to discuss Season 2 and the May 5th finale, and to look ahead to Season 3, actor Freddie Highmore and executive producer Carlton Cuse talked about how the Season 2 finale compares to Season 1, how strained the relationship between Norma and Norman will continue to be, the pay-off for the relationship between Norma and George (Michael Vartan), what Cody (Paloma Kwiatkowski) brought to Norman’s life, some of the biggest writing and production challenges this season, where any other Lost actors could appear on the show, »

- Christina Radish

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Bates Motel to Wrap Season 2 with Live ‘After Hours’ Special

2 May 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A&E has announced that Bates Motel is getting another live “After Hours” special that will take place right after the Season 2 finale:

“New York, NY – May 1, 2014 –A&E Network premieres the season finale of the hit original series “Bates Motel” on Monday, May 5th at 10pm Et/Pt immediately followed by the finale edition of “Bates Motel: After Hours,” at 11pm Et/Pt hosted by Dave Holmes.

Season two of “Bates Motel” further explores Norman’s unraveling psyche and digs deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. New family members and seedy residents of the White Pine Bay including notable guest stars checked in throughout the season. In the season two finale premiering on May 5th at 10pm Et/Pt, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is haunted by a tragic event in his past and Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to save him from making a horrible mistake. Romero (Nestor Carbonell »

- Jonathan James

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A&E to Air Live 'Bates Motel: After Hours' Special Following the Season 2 Finale on May 5th

1 May 2014 4:43 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Just as it did for the Season 2 premiere, A&E is airing a live "Bates Motel: After Hours" show with cast members and one of the exec producers immediately following the "Bates Motel" Season 2 finale on May 5th.

From the Press Release:

A&E Network premieres the season finale of the hit original series "Bates Motel” on Monday, May 5th, at 10pm Et/Pt, immediately followed by the finale edition of “Bates Motel: After Hours” at 11pm Et/Pt hosted by Dave Holmes.

Fans will get a first-hand look into the explosive season finale during the live half-hour “Bates Motel: After Hours” special event. Stars Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett), Nestor Carbonell (Alex Romero), and Olivia Cooke (Emma Decody) and executive producer Carlton Cuse will answer fan questions, share behind-the-scenes analysis, and give insight into Season 2 and what may be to come in »

- Debi Moore

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Bates Motel to Conclude Season Two with Live After Hours

1 May 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

A&E Network announced today that the season finale of the hit original series "Bates Motel. (airing Monday, May 5th at 10pm Et/Pt) will immediately be followed by a special live finale edition of .Bates Motel: After Hours,. at 11pm Et/Pt hosted by Dave Holmes. Season two of .Bates Motel. further explores Norman.s unraveling psyche and digs deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. New family members and seedy residents of the White Pine Bay including notable guest stars checked in throughout the season. In the season two finale, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is haunted by a tragic event in his past and Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to save him from making a horrible mistake. Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Dylan (Max Thieriot) find a way to bring closure to the drug »

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Norman Faces a Test in these Stills from Bates Motel Episode 2.10 - The Immutable Truth

30 April 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

From the looks of these stills from the Season 2 finale of "Bates Motel," Episode 2.10, "The Immutable Truth," Romero is getting his wish as far questioning Norman. Will our boy pass or fail? Tune in Monday to find out!

Looking for a few extra clues? At the end of the below "inside" look at this past Monday night's Episode 2.09, "The Box," you'll find some quick sneak peeks of what's ahead in the finale along with learning the extent of Norma's influence on Dylan's decisions, how his future could be affected, and how Norman's dire situation drives him deeper into his own mind.

"Bates Motel" Episode 2.10 - "The Immutable Truth" (airs 5/5/14)

Norman (Freddie Highmore) is haunted by a tragic event in his past. Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to save Norman from making a horrible mistake.

Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Dylan (Max Thieriot) try to bring closure to the drug war. Emma (Olivia Cooke »

- Debi Moore

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