“BATES MOTEL: AFTER HOURS”
LIVE AFTER SHOW FEATURING CAST AND CREATORS
PREMIERES MARCH 3AT 11PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 24, 2014 –A&E Network announces “Bates Motel: After Hours,” a live half-hour special event bringing the highly engaged “Bates Motel” community to life as fans interact with the show’s stars and creators sharing behind-the-scenes analysis and exclusive content.
Series stars Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett) and executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin share their insights into the first episode and answer fan questions about the upcoming season of “Bates Motel.”
“Bates Motel: After Hours” will be broadcast in front of a live studio audience in New York on Monday, March 3 at 11PM ET/PT immediately following the series premiere of “Those Who Kill” at 10PM ET/PT and the season two premiere of “Bates Motel” at 9PM ET/PT.
Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film “Psycho,” and gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans discover the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is.
The season one premiere of “Bates Motel” garnered 3 million total viewers and 1.6 million adults 25-54 and 18-49, making it the most-watched original drama in the key demos in the network’s history.
“Bates Motel: After Hours” is produced for A&E by Embassy Row. Michael Davies serves executive producer.
The “Bates Motel” series is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions respectively.
Episode 2.02 – Shadow of a Doubt
Norma tries to distract Norman from his obsession with Miss Watson by joining a play. Bradley turns to Norman for help when she has to escape a dire situation. Romero is pressured to make an arrest for the murder. A new player at work has Dylan and Remo on edge.
Episode 2.03 – Caleb
Dylan tries to bridge the gap between Norma and her brother Caleb, who shows up at the motel. Norma meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass. Emma’s memorial for a friend leads to a new relationship. Norman falls under the influence of a townie girl.
Episode 2.04 – Check-Out
The fall-out from Caleb’s return causes Dylan to question his loyalty to Norma and Norman. Christine brings Norma into the White Pine social scene. Norman grows increasingly worried about Caleb’s presence in town. Romero finds himself caught in the middle of Zane’s war with a rival drug family.
Episode 2.05 – The Escape Artist
Norman trusts Cody with a family secret. Dylan finds himself fighting for his life as Zane’s war escalates. Norma makes a deal with a mysterious man to help stop the bypass.
Gone but Not Forgotten
Norman fixates on Miss Watson’s death; Norma worries about the future of the motel when plans for the bypass move ahead of schedule; Bradley is driven to extremes as she searches for her father’s killer.
The perpetually unlucky-in-love motel proprietress finally lands the affection of a decent gentleman during Bates Motel’s second season (premiering March 3 on A&E). And not just any man, but Alias veteran Michael Vartan, who joins the spooky show in its third episode as the recently-divorced George. “He’s everything she ever hoped for in a man,” Farmiga says.
“She’s finally finding some stability with a partner after a pretty bad track record,” Vartan says of Norma’s new romance. “Hopefully she won’t mess it up.” The two meet at a party thrown by George’s sister, who’s trying to play matchmaker. “He is immediately taken by Norma and is very intrigued by how mysterious she is,” Vartan says. “We go on a double date with the sister and her husband, and Norma struggles to fit in.”
TV Guide Magazine are reporting that Bates Motel will premiere March 3, 2014.