If you’re wondering what Norman Bates is up to this summer, you’ll want to check out the Bates Motel panel at Comic-Con this year. The ten episode run on A&E has garnered praise from horror fans, and currently a second season is in the works. You won’t want to miss the star studded panel at SDCC this year if you’re a fan of Mr. Bates’ work. Check out the panel details after the jump. Panel Details: Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the show’s unique backstory and creation. Fans will get an opportunity to hear more about season 2, debuting in 2014 on A&E, and will have a chance to ask the cast and creators questions during a Q&A. Moderated by Tim Stack from Entertainment Weekly.
As far as my relationship with Bates Motel goes, I have not yet had the chance to sit down and watch it, but it does intrigue me. The relationship between Norman Bates and his mother has been placed on a pedestal of horror greatness for over 50 years. I’m curious as to how much of Alfred Hitchcock’s influence is placed on the show or whether or not they showrunners take an entirely difference approach. And how long will the show last until Ms. Bates meets her fate? I like Freddie Highmore and adore Vera Farmiga, so the show I suspect has some pretty good character acting. I’ll have to give it a good run through soon to see what the hype is about.
Here’s the plot synopsis of Bates Motel:
A contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, audiences are given an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.
Season two of Bates Motel is currently in production and is slated to air early 2014 on A&E.