We were already expecting to check back into 'Bates Motel' this March and now to ring in the New Year and plan our 2014 TV "must see" guide A&E has given the upcoming second season its official release date. Freddy Highmore ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'), Vera Farmiga ('Orphan') and Max Thieriot will once more open their doors on 3 March with what we're sure will be plenty of continued family dysfunction. The new season will also see the addition of a number of new faces that inlcude Kathleen Robertson ('Boss'), Paloma Kwiatkowski ('Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'), Michael Vartan ('Alias'), Michael Ecklund ('The Divide'), Rebecca Creskoff and Kenny Johnson.
"A modern re-imagining and prequel to the movie Psycho (1960), this story begins with the earlier years of a teenage Norman Bates and his mother Norma who live in an old house overlooking the adjoining motel which they are renovating. The house and hotel both come with secrets of their own as does the new town which the Bates’ now call home."