'Alias' star Michael Vartan has joined the second season of A&E's awesome horror drama series 'Bates Motel'. The 44 year old actor whom will be better known to my missus as the guy Drew Barrymore fell in love with in 'Never Been Kissed' will play George, a new love interest for Norma (played by the delightful Vera Farmiga). Vartan therefore fills one of three previously announced roles for the upcoming season. Producers are also on the lookout for suitable candiates to play Christine, a local socialite in her late 30s and Caleb, Norma's estranged fortysomething brother who comes to town to coax his sister into investing in his new busines venture. Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot ('House at the End of the Street'), Nestor Carbonell ('Lost'), Olivia Cooke ('The Quiet Ones') and Nicola Peltz also return.
"Following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, seeking a fresh start. As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn't quite what it seems, and the locals aren't so quick to let them in on their secrets. But the Bates' are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive - and will do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets."