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A&E's Psycho-inspired series Bates Motel has come to life.

From Lost's Carlton Cuse, the drama is a contemporary exploration of the seemingly mild-mannered Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) in his early years. It will focus on his relationship with his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) and how he became a serial killer.

A&E orders Bates Motel from Lost's Carlton Cuse

When the series was first ordered, A&E called the project a "thrilling reinvention of one of the most compelling characters in cinematic history." Will you be tuning in?

Bates Motel is slated to premiere in 2013.