As per Deadline, the young British thesp Olivia Cooke (BBC’s Blackout) has landed a co-starring role on the upcoming series which will serve as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock horror classic Psycho.
The series is said to examine the twisted relationship between serial-killer-to-be Norman (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Varmiga). In her role,Cooke will play the eccentric and extremely bright Emma, who has a disease that could take her life early and gives her a sense of adventure and that time is of the essence.
(Pictured: L - R, Olivia Cooke and Nicola Peltz)
In addition the Last Airbender star Nicola Peltz has boarded the series as Bradley Kenner, a girl Norman takes a liking to at school who's described as "bright and effortlessly sexy with a depth that makes her seem older than she really is."
Peltz and Cooke join the previously announced Max Thieriot, who will play Dylan, Norman's older rebellious brother.
Bates Motel, which bypassed the traditional pilot stage and was ordered straight to series, will premiere next year.
Stay tuned for more.
Source: Deadline and THR