The cast of Bates Motel is starting to fill out and we have a report of two more actors that have joined the cast. Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Nestor Carbonell (Lost, pictured below) are the latest casting additions, according to Deadline, who reports that “Carbonell will play Sheriff Royce Romero, who has something almost sinister about him. Vogel will play Deputy Zach Shelby, described as ‘a completely engaging, attractive, intelligent sociopath.’”
As previously reported, Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has been cast Norman Bates in the Psycho prequel TV series. Max Thieriot was recently hired to play Norman’s older brother, while Vera Farmiga (The Departed) will play their mother, Norma. Nicola Peltz and Olivia Cooke have also joined the cast in supporting roles.
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.