The first full trailer for the upcoming A&E series Bates Motel has been released. The show comes from Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights’ Kerry Ehrin and serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho, with Freddie Highmore as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother. We previously saw a couple of moody teasers that were more than a little reminiscent of Twin Peaks, but this full trailer really ups the ante on the creepiness. The second half of the trailer actually plays more like a featurette, with the cast and crew discussing the series. Farmiga notes that they’re not remaking Psycho, they’re “using it as an inspiration.” My interest is sufficiently piqued.
Hit the jump to watch the 2-minute trailer. The series also stars Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Mike Vogel. Bates Motel premieres on A&E in March 2013.