New Teaser Trailer & Promo Banner for A&E's PSYCHO Prequel BATES MOTEL

Bates Motel serves as a contemporary prequel to the horror classic Psycho, and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years.

Bates Motel inspired by Hitchcock's genre-defining film, Psycho, is a contemporary exploration of the formative years of Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), and the world they inhabit. Viewers will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn firsthand how Norma helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all. Bates Motel will premiere on A&E in 2013.