‘Bates Motel’ Season 4 and ‘Damien’ Season 1 Get March Premiere Dates

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Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore from A&E’s “Bates Motel” (Photo by James Dittiger Copyright 2016)

A&E Network’s set a March 7th premiere date for both season four of Bates Motel and season one of Damien. Bates Motel will air at 9pm ET/PT followed by the premiere of The Omen sequel, Damien, at 10pm ET/PT. Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, and Nestor Carbonell reprise their roles as Norma Bates, Norman Bates, and Sheriff Romero, respectively, in season four of the acclaimed series. Damien will star Bradley James in the title role with Barbara Hershey, Omid Abtahi, Megalyn E.K., Scott Wilson, David Meunier, and Robin Weigert in supporting roles.

Damien, a continuation of events of The Omen, is written and executive produced by The Walking Dead‘s Glen Mazzara. Ross Fineman and Pancho Mansfield also executive produce, with Shekhar Kapur executive producing and directing episode one.

Bates Motel Season Four Plot:

Bates Motel, a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, will return with ten new episodes that further reveal Norman’s continued downward spiral and the effect it has on the family. This season Norma becomes increasingly fearful and desperate, going to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) once again finds himself drawn back into Norma and Norman’s lives. Will things finally heat up between Norma and the other man in her life, Sheriff Romero, and just how much further will he go to protect her?

Damien Details:

Damien follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 horror film, The Omen, who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist. The saga begins when Damien, an acclaimed war photographer, returns home to New York after experiencing a traumatic event while on assignment in Syria. Strange occurrences and flashbacks plague him and he is then forced to confront his true identity.