Category Archives: Bates Motel

SHOOT: BATES MOTEL’s Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) in Fort Langley at Village Hardware Set


What is Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) doing in White Pine Bay’s Village Hardware? This regular set in Fort Langley plays a key role in the final season. Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga)’s vintage Mercedes is parked across the street but she won’t be driving it. Norma died last season but lives on as “Mother” in Norman’s [...]

SHOOT: BATES MOTEL Final Season with Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) & Mother (Vera Farmiga) in Horseshoe Bay


The iconic #Mercedes from@InsideBates Motel filming in @HorseshoeBayBC today @yvrshoots — Horseshoe Bay, BC (@HorseshoeBayBC) September 29, 2016 Bates Motel filmed in Horseshoe Bay yesterday as White Pine Bay in the Olive & Anchor restuarant (where Nomero shared a meal). Who was there? Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and Mother (Vera Farmiga), the version of [...]

SHOOT: BATES MOTEL Final Season’s Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) in Fort Langley as White Pine Bay


I FINALLY got to meet Norman #freddiehighmore after 4 seasons, and worth the wait😃 @yvrshoots @WhatsFilming @InsideBates 💜 #BatesMotel — ChefB (@chefbk11) September 27, 2016 Norman Bates away from the house with his dead mother in it and the motel? Bates Motel began filming its fifth and final season on September 16th in metro [...]

SHOOT: BATES MOTEL Final Season Night Shoot at House/Motel Set in Aldergrove


Bates Motel final season had a night shoot at its motel/house set in Aldergrove tonight, with rain towers that looked like a War of the Worlds alien looming above the Bates Motel sign. Starting off in the motel office. #batesmotel getting ready for a rain scene on set. @WhatsFilming @yvrshoots — G∞ (@GurpreetSXO) September 21, [...]

SHOOT: BATES MOTEL Final Season’s First Day at Motel & House Set in Aldergrove


Updated: Bates Motel began filming on its iconic Bates Motel and House set in Aldergrove today for the first time in its final season. Production assistants allowed me to park briefly and one escorted me down the road to take a few photos while they were setting up at the Bates Motel office.  Two fans [...]

SET: Security Fences Down at BATES MOTEL Set in Aldergrove. Which Room Will Rihanna Check Into?


The security fences are down in Aldergrove as Bates Motel prepares to start filming its fifth and final season in metro Vancouver this month. After the show wraps early next year, this iconic Bates House and Motel set will be torn down. Mother-and-son Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Norman (Freddie Highmore) Bates in happier times. Last [...]

FINAL SEASON: BATES MOTEL With Vera Farmiga & Freddie Highmore Films its Fifth & Final Season in Vancouver This Fall

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Bates Motel films its fifth and final season in metro Vancouver this Fall. After it wraps early next year, the iconic Bates House and Motel set in Aldergrove will be torn down. Mother-and-son Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Norman (Freddie Highmore) Bates in happier times. Last season in the penultimate episode Forever, Norman killed his mother [...]

COMIC CON: Rihanna Cast as Iconic Marion Crane from Psycho on BATES MOTEL Fifth & Final Season


Who was there?: Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot and showrunner Kerry Ehrin. In a surprise twist, Bates Motel has cast pop star Rihanna as the iconic Marion Crane character from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho in the fifth and final season. Crane checks into the motel in Psycho and is killed by [...]

TONIGHT: BATES MOTEL Shocker With Norman & Norma & Romero

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Screen cap from Bates Motel teaser. Forvever. We’re supposed to be together, aren’t we Norman? —  Norma. Yes we are Mother, forever — Norman. Update: In a shocking murder-suicide twist, Norman joins a heartbroken Norma in bed and sings Mr. Sandman to get her to sleep. Afterwards he gases the house, intending they both should [...]

SHOOT: Run Norman Run. BATES MOTEL’s Freddie Highmore at Aldergrove Bates House & Motel Set for Season 4 Finale.

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Update: Screencap from teaser. Run Norman Run. Bates Motel filmed Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) running out of the gothic Bates House set in Aldergrove and down the stairs. He looks surprisingly normal and Norman-like after his stay in the Pineview Institute but what’s a season finale of Bates Motel without a murder or two? “Emergency [...]

SATURN AWARDS: Vancouver’s CONTINUUM & Vancouver-Shot THE X-FILES Get 3 Saturn Nominations Each


Every year the Saturn Awards delivers in recognizing genre shows and talent which tend to go unnoticed at the Emmys, Canadian Screen Awards or BAFTAs. 2016 did not disappoint. The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones garnered the most nominations in the television category, but Vancouver’s Continuum earned three big ones for its final season. [...]