The first image from new A&E series 'Bates Motel' has arrived courtesy of the network and brings us our first peek at the young Freddie Highmore ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory') alongside co-star and on screen mommy dearest Vera Farmiga ('Source Code', 'Orphan'). The duo who appear as Norman and Norma Bates respectively and have been snapped sitting on the grass in front of their iconic home in this prequel serial to the original series of 'Psycho' films. Nestor Carbonell ('Lost'), Mike Vogel, Olivia Cooke ('The Quiet Ones'), Nicola Peltz and Keegan Connor Tracy also star. The project, which comes from Carlton Cuse ('Lost') and Kerry Ehrin ('Friday Night Lights'), is currently shooting and will air at some point in 2013. Check the new pic below.
"Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's genre-defining film, "Psycho," "Bates Motel" is a contemporary exploration of the formative years of Norman Bates' relationship with his mother, Norma, and the world they inhabit. Viewers will have access to their dark, twisted back story and learn firsthand how Norma helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all."
Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga in 'Bates Motel'