New Psycho Prequel Pictures Offer Clues… And Reveal That It’s Set In The Present Day

Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool

As I reported earlier last week, Bates Motel has come on leaps and bounds pretty quickly. We got our first official photo then, and now there are a whole bunch to feast your eyes upon. I think Freddie Highmore more than looks the part here. There does seem to be something terribly calm but also… well, psycho about him. Hopefully that comes across on screen just as much as in these photos. As ‘flavour of the month’ as the TV series sounded when first announced, some serious talent is onboard here and I have actually found myself fairly excited for it.

The pictures are brought to you by The Hollywood Reporter. Included are posed photos of the main cast but also some production photos that give away clues to what is coming. You can see here Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, Vera Farmiga as Norma, Max Thieriot as Dylan Bates and Olivia Cooke as Emma Decody

There are a few things to note here. First it seems that the show seems to be set in the present day, which the original book and film weren’t. That makes an interesting dynamic as that means that the events that we know so well are set 10-15 years into our own future. That is an interesting prospect.

It’s also worth noting that it seems that Norman has a love interest in Emma Decody. What is the betting that things will end happily ever after? Anyone? Anyone?

And another point that is a little spoilery, that bandage on Mama Bates’s hand is no accident. In fact, it has something to do with her “loving son” and it is revealed that “it doesn’t end well for someone”. Good to know that we will get straight into the nasty stuff with out dancing around the elephant in the room.

You can head over to THR for more pictures including other characters and more production stills. This one is looking good.

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