Bates Motel (2013– )

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"Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho," and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans ... See full summary »

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Romero looks into two strange deaths in White Pine Bay; Norma returns to school.


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Norman's relationship with Emma weakens his bond with Norma; Romero asks Norman some hard questions.


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 Norma Louise Bates / ... (30 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Norman Bates (30 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Dylan Massett (30 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Emma Decody (29 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Sheriff Alex Romero / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Bradley Martin (13 episodes, 2013-2015)
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"Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho," and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans discover the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is. Written by A&E Television Networks

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Psycho. (Season 3) See more »

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18 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Motel Bates  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Unlike Psycho (1960), the inspiration for the series set in Fairvale, California (United States), the prequel series, Bates Motel (2013), is set in the fictional coastal town of White Pine Bay, Oregon (United States). Instead of being filmed in Oregon, the series actual set is within the community of Aldergrove, British Columbia (Canada). Other set locations have been set filmed throughout the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Alfred Hitchcock's original filming location for Psycho (1960), still hauntingly remains within Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (United States). The chilling set has been replicated in the small Canadian community of Aldergrove, where the modern series is filmed. Aldergrove is not incorporated as a town, though it is home to the southeastern edge of both the Township of Langley and the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area. The community borders Lynden, Washington (United States) and one of five land border crossings in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, a populous region that extends from Horseshoe Bay south to the Canada and United States border and east to Hope at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley. The series' replicated set is located on 272nd Street in Aldergrove, British Columbia. See more »

Quotes

Norma Louise Bates: Why do crazy people keep gravitating towards me?
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Names in the main credits have one letter (in each part of the name) in blue neon, like the Bates Motel sign. The letter is usually at or near the middle of the name. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Crap. I'm sucked into this show.
26 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really don't have time to be hooked on another TV show, but I'm sucked in. This is very suspenseful - I have not been bored for a moment. I really like the addition of Dylan. He adds some edge to the show, although it's already pretty gripping. I really thought this would just be some gore-fest - it's not (although there are some grisly scenes). It really is intriguing - the family dynamics and characters. I look forward to more. I loved Vera Farmiga in Higher Ground and Orphan - I will check out more of her work. She is very versatile - a fine actress. I am not familiar with the others, but they are pretty awesome, too.


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