This Thursday, we’ll talk with Kerry Ehrin, writer and executive producer of the A&E series “Bates Motel,” which recently completed its second season. Join us for our live chat on June 12, at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
“Bates Motel” is an origin story, exploring the teenage years of one of pop culture’s most famous killers: Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1960 film “Psycho.” “Bates Motel” moves the action to present day and follows the lives of Norman (Freddie Highmore) and his overprotective mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) as they move to White Pine Bay, Oregon, following the death of Norman’s abusive father. (Viewers learned in season one that it was Norman who killed his father, while in a dissociative state.)
The series was a success in its first season, earning Emmy, Critics’ Choice, and TCA nominations for lead actress Farmiga. This year, Farmiga contends once again for Best Drama Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and Highmore broke through for the first time with a bid for Best Drama Actor.
In addition to the show’s actors, Ehrin is on the Emmy ballot for producing and writing. Will “Bates Motel” make an even bigger impact at the Emmys this year? Predict Best Drama Series below, and come back tomorrow for our live chat.