A&E has rewarded loyal viewers of the unsettling “Bates Motel” with a visually stunning and unnerving trailer for its third season. Based on Hitchcock’s timeless “Psycho,” the prequel series has firmly established its fan base in the first two seasons, with its contemporary setting adding a new flavor to the Oedipal classic.
Photographer and artist Steven Sebring used more than 100 cameras to craft the season three preview that physically blends together mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) and obsessive son Norman (Freddie Highmore), foreshadowing Norman’s schizophrenic collapse. Emily Wells’ eerie “Mama’s Gonna Give You Love” underscores this incestuous dance, adding just the right dose of creepiness. One thing is certain: The next installment of the series promises to satiate fan appetite for a twisted mother-son relationship that knows no bounds.
“Bates Motel” will re-open for business on A&E, beginning March 9.