Check out the first six minutes of Bates Motel

We are only one week out from seeing A&E's highly anticipated new series "Bates Motel" and today we have the first six minutes from the premiere episode to whet your appetite. In case you haven't been following along, the seriesis a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's genre-defining film PSYCHO and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years.

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.

"Bates Motel" stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (UP IN THE AIR, THE DEPARTED), Freddie Highmore (CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY), Max Thieriot (DISCONECT), Olivia Cooke (BLACKOUT), and Nicola Peltz. Season One also co-stars Nestor Carbonell (“Lost”) and Mike Vogel. “Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Cuse and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights") serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.

The series premieres Monday, March 18 at 10pm/e on A&E.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be checking in to the "Bates Motel" next Monday?



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