Category Archives: Bates Motel

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

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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. [...]

TEASER: BATES MOTEL With Vera Farmiga & Freddie Highmore Goes Psycho in Season 4 Teaser

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Mother would hate to see such a dirty drain. #BatesMotel re-opens March 7th at 9/8c. — Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) January 17, 2016 This Psycho homage of blood swirling down the drain aired during A&E’s Critics Choice Awards tonight. Bates Motel re-opens March 7th on A&E. [...]


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Updated with revised dates. January 4th week. Filming hiatus ends and production resumes for War For the Planet of the Apes, Birth of the Dragon,  Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Bates Motel, The 100,  iZombie, Second Chance, Lucifer (in Los Angeles for first few days for inserts) and [...]


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Revised dates in bold. 2 WEEK HOLIDAY HIATUS FROM FILMING IN VANCOUVER: The 100 – December 17 to January 4. Arrow – December 19 to January 4. Bates Motel – December 19 to January 4. Birth of the Dragon – December 19 to January 4. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – December 19 to January 4. [...]

START DATE: BATES MOTEL With Vera Farmiga & Freddie Highmore Starts Filming Season 4 First Week of December in Metro Vancouver


A&E images. Norma and Norman Bates did not end season three on a happy note. Norman (Freddie Highmore) went full-on psycho with Norma-in-his-head and killed his first love. Norman-as-Norma above the body. Norman becomes himself and sees what he has done. Norma-in-his-head (Vera Farmiga) speaks to Norman. Season four picks up right where season three [...]

BANFF 2015: Showrunner Palooza with TRANSPARENT, FARGO, THE STRAIN, UnREAL & BATES MOTEL Producers at Banff World Media Festival


Do you love good television? Banff World Media Festival is the place to be with a two-day showrunner-palooza which kicked off this morning with Transparent creator Jill Soloway. 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. We are honouring the winner of the Showrunner of the Year Award, @jillsoloway #transparent — Banff Media Festival (@BanffMedia) June 8, 2015 [...]

PREMIERE: BATES MOTEL Season 3 Premieres March 9th on A&E

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Photo by James Dittiger Copyright 2015 Bates Motel is filming at its Aldergrove motel set this week — from Monday through Thursday — for the last time in season three. Bystanders are sometimes allowed to linger when the A&E series shoots there but security is tight this week with the other side of the road [...]