Nestor-Carbonell-Mike-Vogel-Bates-Motel.jpgA&E’s “Psycho” prequel series “Bates Motel” has found its law enforcement officers in Nestor Carbonell and Mike Vogel.

Though Carbonell is best known for his role as the ageless Richard Alpert on “Lost” — which, like “Bates” was executive produced by Carlton Cuse — both actors were also series regulars on doomed network shows last season. Carbonell played a FBI agent on The CW’s Sarah Michelle Gellar vehicle “Ringer” and Vogel was a pilot on period drama “Pan Am.”

Their “Bates Motel” characters sound a little more twisted: Carbonell takes on the role of “sinister” Sheriff Royce Romero, while Vogel is “sociopathic” Deputy Zach Shelby.

They join a cast that already includes Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga as the mysterious Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore as her teenage son Norman, Max Thieriot as Norman’s older brother Dylan and Nicola Peltz and Olivia Cooke as two of Norman’s classmates. The 10 episode first season is expected to launch on A&E early next year.

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