"A boy's best friend is his mother," Norman Bates infamously said in the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Psycho."
Well, what about an older brother, Normie? They're usually a more age-appropriate friend and a lot cooler than being a mama's boy.
Indeed, on the heels of our news that Freddie Highmore had assumed the role of young Norman comes additional news that not only does Norman apparently have an older brother, Dylan, but he will be played Max Thieriot. Dylan is described as a typical petulant, rebellious teen in contrast to little bro Norman's mama's boy.
The young actor can be seen in the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence thriller "House at the End of the Street". In television, he recently starred in a Roland Emmerich-helmed drama pilot, in which his astrophysics graduate student character learns he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil, which was passed over by ABC.
So... "Dylan Bates"? Will he and Norman hang out with Brand and the gang down at the Peach Pit? I always figured Norman was an only child, and this certainly seemed to be the case with the classic films and its more forgettable sequels. One would think that an only child would be more likely to develop an unhealthy fixation on his mother, rather than a kid with a cool older brother who might bring him some weed and old Playboys.
What do you think of this latest development in the "Bates Motel" series?