A couple of tantalizing teaser trailers for A&E’s upcoming Psycho prequel series Bates Motel have been released. We just recently saw a batch of images from the show that gave us a look at Freddie Highmore as the legendary Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother, Norma, and at the time I noted a bit of a Twin Peaks vibe. That comparison seems even more valid after these two trailers, which tease a couple of haunting scenarios and hint that everything might not be what it seems at the eponymous Bates Motel. The series comes from Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights alum Kelly Ehrin, so I’ve got high hopes for this one.
Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailers. The series also stars Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Mike Voel. Bates Motel premieres on A&E in Spring 2013.
Here’s a synopsis for Bates Motel:
“Bates Motel” serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film, “Psycho,” and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years and just how deeply intricate his relationship to his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is.