Freddie Highmore Lands The Role of Serial-Killer-To-Be on 'Bates Motel'

Freddie Highmore Lands The Role of  Serial-Killer-To-Be on 'Bates Motel'

Get ready to see a lot more of Freddie Highmore!

The 20-year-old British actor has been cast to play Norman Bates in A&E’s upcoming series Bates Motel, reports Deadline.

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The drama, which serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock‘s horror classic Psycho, also stars Vera Farmiga.

The series examines the twisted relationship between serial-killer-to-be (Highmore) and his mother Norma (Varmiga).

JJJ Fun Fact: This marks the U.S. series debut for Freddie, who is best known for his title role opposite Johnny Depp in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

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4 Comments

#1
Daniela @ 3:31 pm on 09/18/2012

LOL! Varmiga.

#2
anisa @ 3:47 pm on 09/18/2012

Yes! Can’t wait to see more of Freddie Highmore!

#3
Sarah @ 1:35 pm on 09/19/2012

I am very excited to hear that Freddie Highmore will be taking on the role of Norman. He is a brilliant actor, and I think he has the skill to take on such an iconic role. I was unsure of whether or not I would enjoy this show. But after a co-worker at DISH explained more of the premise, I found myself anticipating the premiere. With such an amazing cast so far, I will definitely be adding this to the list of shows that I am will record on my Hopper. The 2,000 hours of recording space are amazing with my busy schedule, letting me spend my weekends as a total couch potato. Getting a look into the past of Norman Bates will be fascinating; I can’t wait to see the evolution of cinemas most infamous sociopaths.

#4
maz @ 9:56 pm on 09/22/2012

How exciting! So happy for him. He’s been great in every movie I’ve ever seen him in, especially ‘The Art of Getting By’. Check it out :)

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