Kerry Ehrin Q&A: ‘Bates Motel’ co-creator
"We set out to tell a story that is suspenseful, but also pulpy, with nuanced stories and characters that will pull at your heart," writer/producer Kerry Ehrin says in our webcam chat about the strategy used to adapt "Psycho" to TV as "Bates Motel."
"Vera captures a real mother, and one who is really worried about her kid," Ehrin says. "She does these crazy emotional scenes that go up hill and down dale … that are so grounded and so believable."
Ehrin clears up a nagging mystery for us: Does Norman know that a monster lurks within him?
"No," she says. "He senses it. He has dark impulses, but he's not conscious completely. It's a maze to him and he's trying to find his way through. Getting people to go on the ride with Norman is the challenge of the show."