Season One
Bates Motel
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Season Premiere March 18th, 2013
Season Finale May 20th, 2013
Episode Count 10
Cast Vera Farmiga; Freddie Highmore; Max Thieriot; Olivia Cooke; Nicola Peltz



Season 2

Bates Motel is an American television series that blends elements of mystery, horror and psychological intrigue. It is based on the 1959 novel Psycho by author Robert Bloch, which is more widely known for it's 1960 feature film adaptation by director Alfred Hitchcock. Bates Motel began airing on A&E in March, 2013.

Season one of Bates Motel aired from March 18th to May 20th, 2013, spanning a total of ten episodes. The main cast for the season consists of Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore putting on his "crazy pants" as everybdoy's favorite loony-toon Norman Bates, Max Thieriot as the heretofore unknown half-brother Dylan Massett, Olivia Cooke as Norma's gal-pal Emma Decody and Nicola Peltz as blonde cutsie love-interest Bradley Martin. Recurring guest stars in season one include Nestor Carbonell as Sheriff Alex Romero, Mike Vogel as Deputy Zack Shelby and Jere Burns as creepy motel guest Jake Abernathy.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
1x1 First You Dream, Then You Die March 18th, 2013
1x2 Nice Town You Picked, Norma March 25th, 2013
1x3 What's Wrong with Norman April 1st, 2013
1x4 Trust Me April 8th, 2013
1x5 Ocean View April 15th, 2013
1x6 The Truth April 22nd, 2013
1x7 The Man in Number 9 April 29th, 2013
1x8 A Boy and His Dog May 6th, 2013
1x9 Underwater May 13th, 2013
1x10 Midnight May 20th, 2013

Cast[edit | edit source]

Principal cast[edit | edit source]

Actor Role
Vera Farmiga Norma Bates
Freddie Highmore Norman Bates
Max Thieriot Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke Emma Decody
Nicola Peltz Bradley Martin

Guest stars[edit | edit source]

Actor Role
Nestor Carbonell Sheriff Alex Romero
Keegan Connor Tracy Miss Watson
Mike Vogel Deputy Zack Shelby
Diana Bang Jiao
Ian Hart Will Decody
Jere Burns Jake Abernathy
Vincent Gale Gil
Ian Tracey Remo

Crew[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In 1987, Richard Rothstein wrote and directed a television movie for NBC called Bates Motel. The telemovie was intended as a pilot episode for a potential spin-off anthology series, but was never picked up. The film's story contradicts elements of what is considered film canon, most notably by the revelation that Norman Bates died while in a sanitarium. Other than being part of the same licensed property, the television movie has no other connection to either the film series or the Bates Motel series.

Plot threads[edit | edit source]

  • The Sex Slave ring
  • The Murder of Keith Summers
  • The Asian captive
  • The Man in Room #9

Home video[edit | edit source]

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