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Ever wondered how Norman Bates went from mild-mannered motel proprietor to serial killer? You’ll get your chance to uncover the man behind the knife when A&E’s new TV series “Bates Motel” opens on the cable network. If, that is, the net decides to pick it up.
According to the trades, “Bates Motel” (there was already a TV movie of the same name, exploring the same character in the ’80s) would “offer an understanding into how Norman Bates’ psyche developed and would tell the back story of the film’s killer, learning of how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged him, transforming him into serial-killing motel owner.”
Oh, single moms and your boyfriends. When will you ever learn?
Maybe A&E can get together with NBC and join “Bates Motel” with NBC’s “Hannibal”, the TV show about a young Hannibal the Cannibal of “Silence of the Lambs” fame. It would certainly be a killer line-up. Get it? Sorry.
Anthony Cipriano will script the “Bates Motel” pilot for A&E, which, if they add it to their line-up, would give the basic cable network three scripted shows, including “The Glades” and “Break-Out Kings”. Both of those shows are on the decent, but not great sides. A&E is still far, far away from being the next AMC.
Via : THR