While Max Thieriot will be creeping people out on the big screen this weekend in “House At The End of the Street,” on the small screen, he’ll be playing the brother of one of cinema’s ultimate creepsters, Norman Bates, in the A&E TV series, “Bates Motel.”
The show is meant to be a prequel to the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film, “Psycho.” The series has also nabbed Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga will play mamma Norma. It will run for ten episodes, and Thieriot explains to MTV News that he’s looking forward to introducing the world to Norman’s big brother Dylan.
“I think it’ll be really awesome. It’s really great people behind the camera, in front of the camera,” he said. “I think it’s some great actors and a great producing team. And, I’m excited to work for A&E. I think what’s cool is it’s also ten episodes so it’s kind of limited you know but you know you’re going to be getting a lot of good stuff in those ten episodes,” he explained, before breaking down his love for Hitchcock and the film the series is based on.
“I’m a big Hitchcock fan. I think what’s neat is for myself a character like Dylan Bates, who I’m going to play, is obviously unknown in the movie because you never see Norman Bates’ brother,” she said. “So I think what’s cool about that is it leaves so much up to the writers and to me and everybody to kind of come up with something really fascinating and different.”
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