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A&E's "Bates Motel" is one of the new year's most intriguing TV additions, a ten-episode prequel to "Psycho" moved up to the present day and executive produced by "Lost" showrunner Carlton CuseFreddie Highmore plays teenaged Norman Bates, while Vera Farmiga is his mother Norma, alive and well pre-mummification, as the two move to a small coastal town and purchase, what do you know, a motel. Highmore, Farmiga and Cuse were at the network's TCA Winter Press Tour panel to talk about the upcoming series, along with cast members Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz and Max Thieriot and executive producer Kerry Ehrin. After joking that "Bates Motel" was "going to be cryptic" like "Lost," Cuse admitted that "there’s a story here that has a beginning, middle, and end" -- an end that, one would presume, everyone's well familiar with. Cuse said that while "in some general form, we are. »

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