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No pilot. Straight to series.

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this a TV show in the 80s?

--- Quote ---A&E Network Orders Carlton Cuse Series ‘Bates Motel’ Direct To Series

A&E Network is checking into Bates Motel without even ordering a pilot, it was announced today. The network is putting in a 10-episode order of the Alfred Hitchcock Psycho-inspired series from Universal Television, with a 2013 premiere planned. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will serve as executive producers. Cuse wrote almost three dozen episodes of Lost and served as executive produce on the show. Ehrin was a writer and producer recently on Parenthood and Friday Night Lights. Roy Lee, John Middleton Jr, and producer Mark Wolper originally put Bates Motel together. As A&E announced earlier this year, the series goes into the story before Psycho. With a contemporary touch, Bates Motel looks at the twisted relationship between serial killer-to-be Norman Bates and his mother Norma.
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Reginald McGraw:
Sort of...

--- Quote ---Bates Motel is a 1987 television movie about Alex West, a mentally disturbed youth who was committed to an asylum after killing his abusive stepfather. There he befriends Norman Bates and ends up inheriting the infamous Bates Motel. The film was originally produced as a pilot for a TV series based around the Bates Motel; however, it was never picked up by any network.
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Yeah..typically 80s. A prequel might be interesting if they do it right.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't curious.

I wasn't paying close enough attention to all the news to realize that this is set in the present day. Which seems odd...

That said, the casting is quite good. And I'm always happy for a chance to see Vera Farmiga in her underwear.


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