A&E’s Deadly ‘Bates Motel’ Teasers Reveal Why The Infamous Motel Always Has So Many Vacancies [Video] December 5, 2012 A&E, Bates Motel, News We already knew guests who check in at the Bates Motel had a slim chance of checking out alive, but the new teasers for A&E’s Psycho prequel make the infamous shower scene seem almost tame by comparison. The gruesome promos are reminiscent of FX’s equally unnerving (and cryptic) American Horror Story promos, promising Bates Motel mastermind (and former Lost showrunner) Carlton Cuse isn’t planning on pulling any punches in his new horror series. Both promos are included in the video below– check them out and then head to the comments to let us know if they spooked you. Bates Motel stars Freddie Highmore (The Spiderwick Chronicles) as a young Norman Bates, and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) as his dear mother, the woman who shaped him into the voyeuristic serial killer we all know and are terrified of. The series will premiere in 2013 on A&E.