Just in time for Halloween, a teaser trailer for the second season of A&E’s Psycho prequel series Bates Motel has landed online. The first season introduced a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) who, with his odd mother (Vera Farmiga), moved to the mysterious town of White Pine Bay, Oregon and purchased a rundown motel. Run by executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights), the first season was a tad uneven overall, but the good mostly outweighed the bad. Farmiga’s performance as Norma Bates is wonderfully strange and unsettling, and Cuse and Ehrin have set up an interesting mythology for the town of White Pine Bay that extends beyond the future psychopath Norman Bates. The season ended on a fascinating note, and I’m interested to see how things progress in the new episodes. This teaser offers just a tiny taste, as we see Norman nonchalantly working on some taxidermy. What a sweet boy.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser. Bates Motel will return to A&E sometime in 2014. [Update: We’ve been informed that this teaser is not official and is apparently fan-made. Carry on.]