BATES MOTEL Sets Up Woodchuck Festival in Fort Langley for 1×02 – Updated

Updated March 25, 2013: Woodchuck Festival used for Norma (Vera Farmiga)’s clandestine date with Deputy Sheriff Shelby (Mike Vogel).

A&E’s contemporary Psycho prequel Bates Motel set up a White Pine Bay Woodchuck Festival at the Fort Langley Community Centre for an overnight shoot last Thursday night. Bates Motel focuses on a younger version of Psycho movie killer Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) in present-day Oregon and explores his relationship with his unhinged mother (Vera Farmiga) as he approaches his evil destiny.

The 10-episode series, scripted mainly by Lost’s Carlton Cuse, is described as a cross between Twin Peaks and Smallville. Certainly, the White Pine Bay Woodchuck Festival has a Twin Peaks vibe. All that’s needed is some cherry pie, a damn fine cup of coffee and a Log Lady to complete the homage.

Bates Motel premieres on Monday, March 18th, on A&E.

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7 Responses to BATES MOTEL Sets Up Woodchuck Festival in Fort Langley for 1×02 – Updated

  1. […] October 10th – A&E’s Bates Motel sets up the White Pine Bay Woodchuck Festival at the Fort Langley Community Centre for an overnight […]

  2. zeek says:

    There is one helluva set for Bates setup in Aldergrove, across from the Langley Waste Transfer Station – the full Bates Motel itself and the house behind it, replicating the iconic movie set. Would be well worth your time to drive out here!

  3. Susan Gittins - YVR Shoots says:

    Thanks for the tip. @Jaxsaid photographed it on the weekend and it is amazing https://twitter.com/jaxsaid/status/257628792028291073/photo/1. Looks like a complete replica of the one used in the original Hitchcock film. Definitely worth a trip out to Langley.

  4. Beth says:

    Does anyone know when Bates Motel starts filming again this summer?

    • yvrshoots says:

      Probably around same time as season one, which started filming in late September last year.

      • Beth says:

        Thank you. I’m going to try to get a peek at it. It will be fun just to see the set.Are we able to see it from the other side of the security fence?

  5. yvrshoots says:

    Just heard from someone who works on Bates Motel that they might start production on the second season earlier. Maybe as soon as July.

    I don’t know how much you can see past the security fences. But some people who commented here http://yvrshoots.com/2012/11/bates-motel-set-in-aldergrove-just-like-hitchcocks-psycho.html have been to take a look.

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