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Season 1
Season 1
No. of episodes 10
Original run March 18, 2013 - May 20, 2013
DVD release September 17, 2013
Season chronology
Season 2

Season 1 of Bates Motel premiered on March 18, 2013 and concluded on May 20, 2013. It consisted of 10 episodes.


On July 2, 2012, A&E gave Bates Motel a straight to series order. Vera Farmiga was the first to be cast as Norma Bates on August 27, 2012. Shortly after, Freddie Highmore was cast as Norman Bates on September 14, 2012. Also on that day, Max Thieriot was cast as Norman's half brother, Dylan. Later on September 19, 2012, Nicola Peltz was cast as Bradley Martin. Finally, on September 20, 2012, Olivia Cooke was the final main cast member to join Bates Motel as Norman's best friend Emma Decody.


Six months after the death of his father, 17-year old Norman Bates and his mother, Norma, move from Arizona to the town of White Pine Bay, Oregon, where they purchase a motel with the insurance money from his father's death. A few nights later, the former owner breaks in and sexually assaults Norma, before Norman knocks him out and Norma kills him. Together, they dispose of the body in a lake. His disappearance soon attracts the attention of the town sheriff Alex Romero and his deputy and Norma and Norman must stop them from finding out the truth. Meanwhile, Norman enrols at the local high school, befriending a classmate, Emma Decody, and attracting the attention of teacher Blaire Watson. Elsewhere, Norma's other son, Dylan Massett (Norman's half-brother) arrives in town.


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Guest Cast


Number Title Airdate
1 First You Dream, Then You Die March 18, 2013
2 Nice Town You Picked, Norma... March 25, 2013
3 What's Wrong With Norman April 1, 2013
4 Trust Me April 8, 2013
5 Ocean View April 15, 2013
6 The Truth April 22, 2013
7 The Man in Number 9 April 29, 2013
8 A Boy and His Dog May 6, 2013
9 Underwater May 13, 2013
10 Midnight May 20, 2013


Season 1 of Bates Motel premiered in March 2013 and concluded in May 2013. The season's DVD and Blu-ray was released in September 2013 and it was released on Netflix in February 2014.



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