A&E’s new series THE BATES MOTEL, a modern retelling of the prequel story that lead up to the events in PSYCHO is currently well underway in production for the 10 episode first season. And now, we finally have our first look at the new young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his infamous “mother” Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Very reminiscent of Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey in the production stills from PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING! Now, although the series is being touted as a “prequel” doesn’t mean it’ll be like the PSYCHO we know, love and remember. A lot of changes are being made to accommodate the modern setting. And as a huge fan of these characters and the PSYCHO series in general, I’m holding off all judgement until the actual show airs. Horror shows lately have been at an all time high – quality-wise, so I’m hoping this turns out great. Gotta admit, Highmore and Farmiga look pretty good here!