freddie highmore vera farmiga norman norma bates motel 2013 a e 'Bates Motel' trailer debuts new Norman Bates in 'Psycho' prequel seriesA new two and a half minute trailer for the upcoming A&E series “Bates Motel” — inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” — is giving us the most in-depth look yet at the show’s style. And we like what we see.

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Freddie Highmore stars as young Norman Bates and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga is his screwed-up mother, Norma. As Farmiga explains in the trailer: “We’re not remaking Psycho, we’re using it as an inspiration.”

Executive producer Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) notes that the show is set in a “contemporary world,” and fellow e.p. Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) promises a lot of “twists and turns.” That seems obvious already from the creepy, action-packed and wonderfully mysterious trailer.

“You don’t think about the future, or what’s gonna happen when you grow up?” asks Norman’s teacher (Keegan Connor Tracy). The question is chilling.

Check out the trailer and let us know if you’re excited to check in to “Bates Motel,” premiering in March on A&E:

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