Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Olivia Cooke (Blackout) and co-star Nestor Carbonell (Lost, The Dark Knight Rises) will join Bates Motel executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) for a thought provoking panel discussion about the critically acclaimed drama at San Diego's Comic-Con.

The panel will take place Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Room TBD) at Comic-Con International San Diego Convention Center 111 W. Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101

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Bates Motel serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho giving viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is. Season 2 of Bates Motel is currently in production and is slated to air early 2014.