Tonight the much-anticipated return of Norman Bates in Bates Motel airs on A&E. This is a new series that was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho that focuses on the life of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). This new take on Norman Bates life takes place when he is a teenager and his mother packs him up and moves to a coastal town after the sudden death of his father. The change is very exciting for the family and they are looking forward to the new start but threats from hostile neighbors in their new town soon cause a lot of worry and stress. Norman is fighting a lot of demons and we all know they win, but what is most interesting is that the show promises to give viewers an inside look at how the murderer got that way, rather than just showing how his sick and twisted mind works.
Synopses: Bates Motel starts off as a prequel, but not completely because it takes place nowadays. So while the characters and setting (the Motel) are the same, the time is different. In a way, it’s actually easier to relate to and also will provide new ways of approaching the characters.
Tonight’s premiere episode is going to be exciting and you won’t want to miss it. Be sure to check out our live coverage HERE of season 1 episode 1 First You Dream, Then You Die — tonight at 10:00 PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know how you’re excited you are about the first episode of Bates Motel!