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Bates Motel

50 episodes
6 seasons
81user score

A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series begins after the death of Norma's husband, when she purchases a motel located in a coastal Oregon town so she and Norman can start a new life.

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Season 6


There won't be a season 6, the show has ended.

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Season 5

10 episodes
Feb 20, 2017

Two years later, Norman has descended into full-blown psychosis. To the public, he's a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home his violent blackouts continue to increase as 'Mother' threatens to take over his mind completely.

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Season 4

10 episodes
Mar 7, 2016

As Norman continues to spiral out of control, Norma's desperation to help her son amplifies. Growing increasingly fearful of him, she goes to great lengths to find him the professional help he needs.

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Season 3

10 episodes
Mar 9, 2015

After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother in the safe confines of her home, Norman returns to school and is flooded with fears about what really happened with Miss Watson.

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Season 2

10 episodes
Mar 3, 2014

In the aftermath of Miss Watson's murder, Norman's innocence is buried under blackouts, suspicious characters, and his strange behavior. Meanwhile, Norma faces dark truths of her own when family secrets begin to unravel and looming threats from local villains jeopardize her stab at happiness.

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Season 1

10 episodes
Mar 18, 2013

After finding his father dead, teenager Norman Bates and his mother, Norma, purchase a motel and move to White Pine Bay in search of a new life, but they soon discover this idyllic seaside town hides some deadly secrets.

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Vera Farmiga
Norma Bates
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Freddie Highmore
Norman Bates
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Max Thieriot
Dylan Massett
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Olivia Cooke
Emma Decody
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Nestor Carbonell
Alex Romero
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