It looks like the cast of Bates Motel is starting to fill in and we have news on the latest casting addition. Max Thieriot will play Norman’s older brother, Dylan, according to THR.
This news comes shortly after the announcement that Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) would play Norman Bates in the Psycho prequel TV series. They’ll be joined by Vera Farmiga (The Departed), who recently signed on to play their mother, Norma.
A&E has committed to a 10-episode first season order for the Bates Motel, and it’s being developed by Carlton Cuse (Lost showrunner) and Kerry Ehrin. A firm release date has not been set, but the show will premiere some time in 2013.
“Bates Motel” serves as a prequel to the most famous fright film of all-time, “Psycho.” A&E is currently in script development. “Bates Motel” will give viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates’ psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged Norman, helping forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.