f Filming Vancouver: Norman is Back at the "Bates Motel"

Norman is Back at the "Bates Motel"

A&E recently announced they’ve ordered a full season (10 episodes) of Bates Motel will feature a younger version of Norman Bates. British actor Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has signed on to play the young Norman Bates from the movie Psychco.

The series has been described as combination of Twin Peaks and Smallville, and will investigate the relationship between Norman and his mother and how he was effected by her unhinged behavior.

Bates Motel starts filming shortly in the Lower Mainland. The series will air by 2013.

Local Production Company: GEP Productions Inc.
Exec. Producer(s): Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin
Filming dates: Sep 26/12 - Jan 24/13

Source: Hollywood Reporter, BC Film Commission

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