The network ramps up the sex and violence with three new promos for the March reimagining of "Psycho."
A&E sent along these three stylish promos (the first two work, the third a little less so, for the modern-day prequel to "Psycho" along with a full synopsis. Apparently Norman (Freddie Highmore) and his mom Norma (Vera Farmiga) aren't the only ones with secrets in the small town they've chosen to move to.
Here's the official synopsis:
In “Bates Motel,” following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys 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. But the Bates’ are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive – and will do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets.
The motel rave promo aside, everyone involved has been doing a fine job of talking up "Bates Motel," a concept that up until this point I was pretty dubious about (or really any extended backstory, for that matter). Framing it as a mystery-thriller with a pair of exceptionally dysfunctional protagonists makes it more interesting than simply "this is how Norman Bates became Norman Bates."
"Bates Motel" will make its debut on A&E March 18th at 10 PM ET.