Freddie Highmore goes psycho as Norman Bates in A&E's 'Bates Motel'
On paper it looks like a great pick that further solidifies our interest in the show, which already made a shrewd move in casting Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air") as Norman's infamous mother, Norma Bates. Following in Alfred Hitchcock's footsteps is a daunting challenge, but it's sounding more and more like "Bates Motel" may be up to the task. Highmore's casting was first reported by TV Guide.
"Lost's" Carlton Cuse and "Friday Night Lights'" Kerry Ehrin are overseeing the series for A&E, which begins production on a 10-episode first season this month. Expect to see the show on the air in 2013.
What do you think of the casting?