'Bates Motel' ads: Norman and mom get cozy on bed

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Uh, would you two like to be alone? … We’re just going to back out of this room now and you guys can just do whatever it is you were going to do in here…

That’s the sort of thoughts you might have looking at the poster for new horror-drama series Bates Motel. The ad was just released by A&E along with a short creepy video teaser (both are below).

Here teenage Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his possessive mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) get close on a motel bed while sort of glaring at the viewer. Do they want us to go away? Do they want us to watch them? Alfred Hitchcock’s original 1960 film Psycho had a strong voyeurism theme so this art is fitting for the TV prequel from producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin which debuts March 18.

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