By on 27 August, 2012

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Vera Farmiga has been tapped to star as Norma Louise Bates in A&E’s upcoming series ‘Bates Motel‘, a prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock horror classic ‘Psycho‘ – according to strong>Deadline!


The brand new series delves into the twisted relationship between serial killer-to-be Norman Bates and his mother Norma – who is described as passionate, and compelling, a smart, multidimensional character who is always capable of surprising us.

The Universal TV-produced ‘Bates Motel‘ has supplied a 10-episode straight-to-series order, due to premiere next year (2013). Former ‘Lost‘ co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin have written the series and will serve as exec producers.

Speaking about Farmiga‘s casting, Cuse said:

“We are delighted to welcome Vera Farmiga to Bates Motel.

“She is a phenomenal talent who has demonstrated incredible range and intelligence in a number of landmark film roles, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join our project.”


When Cuse and Ehrin joined the project, they reworked the idea as a TV series and penned several scripts, and this led to A&E‘s decision in July 2012 not to go with a pilot to debut the show.


Farmiga co-starred on several TV shows, including NBC’s ‘UC: Undercover‘ and USA’s ‘Touching Evil‘, and in the HBO TV movie ‘Iron Jawed Angels‘. She made a big-screen name for herself in movies such as ‘Up In The Air‘, which earned her an Oscar nomination, and she starred in the Oscar-winning ‘The Departed‘.



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