A&E's new 'Psycho' prequel series 'Bates Motel', that will focus on the relationship between Norma Louise Bates and her son Norman and exactly what helped lead him into a life of serial killing, has landed their Norma! The iconic 'mother' figure from the original 'Psycho' features will be played by none other than the gorgeous Vera Farmiga -below ('Source Code'). The Norma character is being described as "a complicated, passionate and compelling woman who is smart, multidimensional and always capable of surprising people". The new 10-episode series will arrive courtesy of Universal TV and Carlton Cuse Productions and is the brainchild of 'Lost' co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and 'Friday Night Lights' Kerry Ehrin. The Oscar-nominated Farmiga has just finished work shooting her role on 'Saw' co-creator James Wan's latest horror project 'The Conjuring' based on the true life tale of American paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
"We are delighted to welcome Vera Farmiga to Bates Motel," Cuse said. "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."
Vera Farmiga Goes Psycho