The BBC acquires contemporary prequel to Psycho
The BBC acquires contemporary prequel to Psycho The BBC has acquired all five series of the psychological thriller Bates Motel from NBCUniversal Global Distribution
"Bates Motel is modern reinvention of the classic spine-tingler. Full of suspense, intrigue and unexpected twists, it will keep BBC viewers mesmerised until the very end" — Sue Deeks
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The critically acclaimed series, which aired in the U.S. between 2013 and 2017, is a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's genre-defining film Psycho and depicts the lives of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). Across the five series, it takes a modern-day glimpse into Norman's formative years and delves into the twisted relationship between Norman and his mother to reveal how he became one of the most infamous murderers of all time.
Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisitions, says: "Bates Motel is modern reinvention of the classic spine-tingler. Full of suspense, intrigue and unexpected twists, it will keep BBC viewers mesmerised until the very end."
Bates Motel is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and stars Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot and Olivia Cooke. Carlton Cuse (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (The Morning Show, Friday Night Lights) serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions, respectively. Tucker Gates and Vera Farmiga also serve as executive producers on the series.
All five series of Bates Motel (50x45) will be made available on BBC iPlayer.
Source BBC iPlayer
January 29, 2021 3:00am ET by BBC iPlayer