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Bates Motel 

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A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Vera Farmiga ...  Norma Louise Bates 50 episodes, 2013-2017
Freddie Highmore ...  Norman Bates 50 episodes, 2013-2017
Max Thieriot ...  Dylan Massett 50 episodes, 2013-2017
Olivia Cooke ...  Emma Decody 49 episodes, 2013-2017
Nestor Carbonell ...  Sheriff Alex Romero / ... 48 episodes, 2013-2017
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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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A boy's best friend is his mother. (Season 1) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Motel Bates See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Several actors involved in the show have become associated with horror films, specifically Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Vera Farmiga. Farmiga and Cooke are known as scream queens, with the former being the star of Joshua (2007), Orphan (2009), The Conjuring (2013), and The Conjuring 2 (2016). The latter appeared in The Quiet Ones (2014) and Ouija (2014), while Thieriot starred in House at the End of the Street (2012) and My Soul to Take (2010) in which he has a split personality just like Norman Bates. See more »

Goofs

The audio for Norma's car is always that of a diesel engine but the car, a Mercedes 280 SE 4.5, is a gasoline powered V8. See more »

Quotes

Dylan Massett: You'll do anything to get your way!
Norma Louise Bates: I've never gotten my way, and that includes being your mother!
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Psycho (2015) See more »

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Based on first three episodes
5 April 2013 | by fracturedrichSee all my reviews

Watch it,that is all that needs to said about this series.It has got decent actors,great pacing it has the makings to become one of my favourite shows.I can not wait for the next episode,i have watched three and they have all been very good i would rate this as a nine out of ten.I was not expecting it to be this good.I am not going to say to much as i don't want to spoil it.There are some shocking moments so remember that it has a horror theme and is very violent in places.They have gone all out with good actors i knew all of them from good films and series.The guy who plays the legendary Norman Bates does it perfectly,he even looks like him from certain angles,the mother plays the part very well i cant pick a bad fault about any of the actors.The story has me hooked,i know this is going to be good all the way to the end.


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