<i>Bates Motel</i> Debuts 16 New Images

If you wanted a better look at Bates Motel, the upcoming A&E prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, then you're in luck. Sixteen new images from the series have hit the web in anticipation of its 2013 premiere.

The pictures debuted courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. "We think our take on the Bates family will both be surprising and subvert expectations. We can't wait for people to check in," producer Carlton Cuse tells the website.

The photos show everything from Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates to the titular Bates Motel to Lost alum Nestor Carbonell as Sheriff Alex Romero and include information about some of Norman's experiences moving to a new town. He's described as a "sweet yet refined boy" and also something of a "loner."

Bates Motel stars Freddie Highmore as a young Norman Bates -- the part played in four films by Anthony Perkins — and Vera Farmiga as his mother Norma. The pair have a, shall we say, complicated relationship which will take center stage in the series. The series is produced by Lost's Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights' Kerry Ehrin. A&E liked their take so much that the cable network passed over the usual pilot stage and ordered the show to series. Bates Motel will premiere sometime next year.

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