The first teaser art for A&E’s PSYCHO prequel for television, BATES MOTEL, has just surfaced online!
The series is officially described as follows:
“BATES MOTEL” gives viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates’ psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her love damaged Norman, helped forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.
This actually isn’t the first time the PSYCHO series has been piloted for television. In 1987, a pilot of the same name was produced which later aired as a television movie before the release of PSYCHO IV. The Norman Bates character has a cameo appearance in the movie, played by Kurt Paul, who was Anthony Perkins’s stunt double on PSYCHO II and III.