Psycho prequel series "Bates Motel"

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  1. Sawyer

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    I could've sworn there was already a thread for this, but it was nowhere to be found on the search. If there was one already, just bump it and go ahead and get rid of this one.
     
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  2. Doctor Jones

    Doctor Jones It's All One Story

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    Cuse is involved? Okay, this has assuanged me.
     
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  3. Sawyer

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    I'm actually quite impressed by both writers they've got on board. The co-showrunners of one of my all time favorite series, and one of the writers behind two of the most underappreciated dramas of the past decade? They've got my attention.

    I just don't know how they intend to pull off the concept in the form of a series. I mean, I suppose the same could be said for Hannibal, but I think there's more to draw from there.
     
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    Just some discussion in the Pilot Season thread when it was first announced in the works.

    Writers have me interested but will need to see more, none of A&E's original drams have interested me.
     
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  5. Sawyer

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    I'm throwing this name out there for Norman Bates: Sebastian Stan

    Though, if USA takes a liking to Political Animals and decides to make it into a regular series, that would sufficiently eliminate him as a possibility, so who knows...
     
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  6. DyeLorean

    DyeLorean will return

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    I'm interested!.
     
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    No one from Lost should be involved in anything Hitchcock related. But Ehrin's involvement is a positive.
     
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  8. Sawyer

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    :whatever:
     
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    Majik1387 Well-Known Member

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    Roll your eyes all you want, Lindelof was one of the worst things to happen to Prometheus, and Carlton Cuse is not someone to brag about.
     
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  10. Sawyer

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    God, if I have to sit through another person pissing and moaning about Prometheus. :facepalm:
     
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    I'm not gonna piss and moan about it, I gave it a 7 or 8 out of 10, because the weakest point was clearly when the writing by Lindelof kicked in.
     
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  12. Eddie Dean

    Eddie Dean Mr. Jackpots

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    Didn't they already try this?
     
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  13. Sawyer

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    They've done both a prequel and a pilot for a TV series. The TV pilot had some inmate that interacted with Bates inheriting the motel from him.
     
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  14. Sawyer

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    Well they've seen what Bryan Cranston has done with Walter White's transformation now they can do it with Norman Bates.
     
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  16. Lasirius

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    Interested in this.
     
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    Very nice casting. :up:
     
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  18. jonathancrane

    jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Should be good.
     
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    Nice! I've been skeptic to this at first despite Cuse's involvement, I wondered if there was enough interesting ideas they could tell in in form of a series but Farmiga's an real talented actress and gives me just the extra boost of faith that this might be special and worth to keep an eye on.
     
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    I'm very interested in this one. :up:
     
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    I was thinking Sebastian Stan for Norman, but I'm starting to think he might be too old for what they're going for.
     
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    Vera is 39 and they may age her up a bit. Its going to be someone in their early 20s who may play Norman at 18-20.

    A&E's other original dramas have debuted in the first week of June, so with them just casting now it probably won't premiere until mid-March, eventually up against Game of Thrones and Mad Men.
     
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  23. enterthemadness

    enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    It left me underwhelmed, but I liked it.

    ...

    Course I'm a Predator faaaaaaan, sooo...
     
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  24. terry78

    terry78 I hanker fer a hunka cheese

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    Yeah, Farminga does kind of have that slightly "I could be kind of creepy" vibe to her.
     
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  25. Asgard

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    What would you think about Haley Joel Osment playing Norman?
     
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