Bates Motel is a contemporary prequel to psycho, which begin in Arizona with the death of Norman’s husband, after which she purchase the Sea fairer motel located in a coastal Oregon town so that she and Norman can start a new life. Remaining seasons follow Norman as his mental illness become dangerous and Norma’s struggles to protect her son. Bates motel’s storyline ignores the original film’s sequels and gives an alternate version of many of the characters and events in the original film. The series was shot outside Vancouver in Alder grove, Fraser Valley of British Columbia.
The series lead actors Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, received huge praise for their performance in the series. Side by side other actors has done an important role in the series such as; Max Thieriot as Dylan, Olivia Cooke as Emma Decody, Nicola Peltz as Bradley Martin, Nestor Carbonell as Sheriiff Alex Romero and Kenny Johnson as Caleb Calhoun.
Actor Farmiga and Hghmore received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and won a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. Mates Motel won three People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Drama, and For Favorite Cable TV Actress Farmiga and Actor Hghmore. Lead role actor in Bates Motel Vera Farmiga earned $75,000 from the series.