As a majority of television favorites return from hiatus this week, there are still a number of intriguing mid-season premieres to come as new series begin to fill slots for every network. While we have buzzed-about series such as The Following to look forward to, another horror drama is hoping to really capture viewers in A&E’s highly touted Bates Motel. Now that we’ve seen plenty of pictures and video, marketing has really gone underway and looking to hopefully push an effective ratings hit. Now, five new posters have surfaces that reflect teaser promos we’ve seen thus far but still provide a nice creepy tone.
Bates Motel serves as a contemporary reimagining to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho as we explore the relationship between Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). Joining the two is the second Bates child Dylan (Max Thieriot), Norman’s older brother, and unexpectedly returns home to discover his family has moved to a new town and a new residence.
With the move, Norman must be the new kid in high school and with this comes an intriguing addition involving two females. One one hand we have Emma (Olivia Cooke) who is currently suffering from an illness that requires her to lug around an oxygen tank, while she begins to have a close relationship with Norman. But it seems love might not be in the cards just yet as Norman grows feelings for Bradley (Nicola Peltz), a smart and “effortlessly sexy” student that seems much more mature than her age.
Rounding out the main cast, it seems the Bates’ dark beginnings may be met with an opposing force as the law comes into equation with Deputy Zack Shelby (Mike Vogel) and Sheriff Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell). Zack is a compassionate man ready to uphold the law, while Romero has an edge to him with a strict personality that is driven by zero tolerance for crime.
Bates Motel premieres Monday March 18th at 10PM on A&E, kicking off a 10-episode first season.
via | Durance Magazine.