Trivia: Bates Motel

  • Dawson Casting: 17-year-old Norman is played by the 21-year-old Freddie Highmore, and 21/22-year-old Dylan is played by 25-year-old Max Thieriot.
  • Dueling Shows: With Hannibal, another series based on a movie about a serial killer.
  • Fake American:
    • Norman is played by British actor Freddie Highmore.
    • Olivia Cooke is British, and although she plays Emma with an American accent, the character's backstory states that she's originally from the UK.
  • Here There Be Lions and The Mountains of Illinois while British Columbia can mostly pass as Coastal Oregon, the Oregon Coast Mountains are far shorter than the Northern Cascades and lack the snowy peaks and rough rocky terrain.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • One of Norman's new classmates is Maya Skouris.
    • Who woulda thought Charlie would snap after inheriting the chocolate factory!
    • Maybe the Blue Fairy can help Norman.
    • Apparently Anson/Wynn Duffy got out of espionage/loan sharking and into human trafficking.
    • Good to see Quirrell got rid of Voldemort and is sticking to taxidermy.
    • Dan Dority sure got sleazy as the owner of the Seafairer.
    • Nice that Richard Alpert got a good job as a sheriff after getting off the island.
  • Name's the Same: No, this isn't the show about a man inheriting the Bates motel from Norman.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Nicola Peltz securing a starring role in the new Transformers movie resulted in Bradley being Put on a Bus.