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Bates Motel to air on Universal Channel in UK

Bates Motel

Story by Jack Foley

BATES Motel is to be aired on the Universal Channel in the UK, it has been announced.

A prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal Psycho, the series stars Freddie Highmore as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his domineering mother Norma.

It reveals how Norman’s psyche came to be formed and sets in play the events that helped shape the infamous serial killer.

A second 10-part season of the show was recently announced by A&E in the US.

Commenting on the announcement, James Newton, Channel Director at Universal Channel, said: “Bates Motel is among the most distinctive and talked-about new dramas to emerge from the US this year, and we are extremely proud to be the channel opening its infamous doors to UK viewers.

“Re-inventing one of the most iconic characters in cinematic history, we’re confident the show will take Universal Channel to a whole new level.”

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