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Universal Channel Checks Into Bates Motel This Autumn

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Bates Motel, the critically acclaimed new US drama inspired by Hitchcock’s genre-defining film, Psycho, will make its UK premiere on Universal Channel this September. 

Reinventing one of the most iconic characters in cinematic history, Bates Motel takes a contemporary look into Norman Bates’ teenage years and delves into the complicated relationship between Norman and his mother, Norma.

Imagining the dark and twisted backstory to Psycho, the series reveals how Norman’s psyche unravels and the events that helped shape the infamous serial killer.

Bates Motel stars Academy Award® nominee VERA FARMIGA (Up In The Air; Higher Ground) as Norman’s devoted yet overbearing mother, Norma, and British actor FREDDIE HIGHMORE (Finding Neverland; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), winner of the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for “Best Young Actor” two years running, in the iconic role of Norman Bates.