Dubbed “one part Friday Night Lights, one part Lost, and one part Twin Peaks,” A&E unveils the first two minutes of their forthcoming drama Bates Motel. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic horror film Psycho, audiences follow a young Norman Bates (played by Freddie Highmore) and Vera Farmiga as his doting mother as they move into a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay seeking a fresh start. As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn’t quite what it seems, and the locals aren’t so quick to let them in on their secrets. Bates Motel debuts March 18.

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