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Mark H. Harris

Premiere Date Set for Bates Motel

By January 8, 2013

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Photo: Joe Lederer A&E

The Psycho-inspired A&E TV series Bates Motel has been teased for a few months, and now we finally have an official premiere date: Monday, March 18 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Additionally, more details have emerged regarding how close the show will stick to the movie's storyline -- the answer being "not very." This isn't terribly surprising, given the show takes place in the present day rather than in the '40s or '50s, but executive producer Carlton Cuse recently reiterated that Psycho is just an inspiration for the series, which he wouldn't even call an "homage" to the Hitchcock film. He added that it "will not be what you expect it to be," which makes me a little anxious but still intrigued. At the very least, the show does still seem to be centered on the twisted mother-son relationship that ultimately ends in tragedy: "That tension of knowing what their fate is and how they get there, was something we thought was really telling," Cuse explained. I'm just hoping they find room to fit in the film's iconic music (Bernard Hermann's "The Murder").

Source: Slash Film

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