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.
  • The Mountains of Illinois: While British Columbia can mostly pass as coastal Oregon, the Oregon Coast Range is far shorter than the Northern Cascades and lacks the snowy peaks and rough rocky terrain.
  • Lying Creator: From episode 1 until the Season 4 finale, the creators were adamant that they would not be adapting Psycho. Immediately afterwards, they revealed that Season 5 will be a somewhat Broad Strokes remake of the events of the film, and that Marion Crane, the iconic shower victim, will appear in multiple episodes.
  • Name's the Same: No, this isn't the show about a man inheriting the Bates motel from Norman.
  • The Other Darrin: Will Decody is played by Ian Hart in Season 1 and Andrew Howard in Seasons 3-4.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Nicola Peltz securing a starring role in the new Transformers movie resulted in Bradley being Put on a Bus.

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