A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series begins after the death of Norma's husband, when she purchases a motel located in a coastal Oregon town so she and Norman can start a new life.
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Season 1Netflix | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Mar 19, 2013
First You Dream, Then You Die Mar 19, 2013 Widow Norma Bates and her shy teenage son, Norman, seek a fresh start in a coastal town filled with secrets. The arrival of an unexpected guest turns the Bates' lives upside down.
S01 E02Mar 26, 2013
Nice Town You Picked, Norma ... Mar 26, 2013 Dylan immediately begins causing trouble. The Bates are drawn into the secrets surrounding White Pine Bay.
S01 E03Apr 2, 2013
What's Wrong with Norman Apr 2, 2013 Dylan learns there is more to his new job than he originally thought. Emma and Norman make a shocking discovery.
S01 E04Apr 9, 2013
Trust Me Apr 9, 2013 Norma deals with distractions as her suspicions grow about certain town residents.
S01 E05Apr 16, 2013
Ocean View Apr 16, 2013 Norma receives some much-needed help, while Norman desperately awaits his mother's return home. Emma and Norman follow more clues, leading to a big discovery.
S01 E06Apr 23, 2013
The Truth Apr 23, 2013 Dylan asks Norman to move in with him; Norma warns Emma that some things are best kept to themselves.
Season 2Netflix | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Mar 4, 2014
Gone But Not Forgotten Mar 4, 2014 Norman fixates on Miss Watson's death; Norma worries about the future of the motel when plans for the bypass move ahead of schedule; Bradley is driven to extremes as she searches for her father's killer.
S02 E02Mar 11, 2014
Shadow of a Doubt Mar 11, 2014 Norma tries to distract Norman from his obsession with Miss Watson by joining a play. Bradley turns to Norman for help when she has to escape a dire situation. Romero is pressured to make an arrest for the murder. A new player at work has Dylan and Remo on edge.
S02 E03Mar 18, 2014
Caleb Mar 18, 2014 Dylan tries to bridge the gap between Norma and her brother Caleb, who shows up at the motel. Norma meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass. Emma's memorial for a friend leads to a new relationship. Norman falls under the influence of a townie girl.
S02 E04Mar 25, 2014
Check-Out Mar 25, 2014 The fall-out from Caleb’s return causes Dylan to question his loyalty to Norma and Norman. Christine brings Norma into the White Pine social scene. Norman grows increasingly worried about Caleb’s presence in town. Romero finds himself caught in the middle of Zane’s war with a rival drug family.
S02 E05Apr 1, 2014
The Escape Artist Apr 1, 2014 Norman trusts Cody with a family secret. Dylan finds himself fighting for his life as Zane’s war escalates. Norma makes a deal with a mysterious man to help stop the bypass.
S02 E06Apr 8, 2014
Plunge Apr 8, 2014 Dylan is asked to manage an explosive situation; Norma and Norman's relationship is threatened by a growing secret; Emma lands in a dangerous situation.