‘Bates Motel’s’ Freddie Highmore and Kerry Ehrin Sell Comedy to NBC
Another creative team is on the lose. Thanks to their collaboration on the A&E hit drama, “Bates Motel.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s star and one of its showrunners have combined forces to create a new drama. Read on to learn more about this story.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has just put out a script commitment for the new drama that will be created by Freddie Highmore and Kerry Ehrin. Freddie Highmore, who became known for his work as Charlie in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) and as Peter Llewelyn Davies in “Finding Neverland” (2004), recently graduated from Cambridge University and crossed over to television to star in “Bates Motel.” “Bates Motel,” where Kerry Ehrin is a showrunner, is a prequel to the hit Alfred Hitchcck film, “Psycho.” Here, Highmore portrays the role of Noman Bates, who later on becomes the killer in “Psycho,” while Vera Farmiga portrays his mother.
Kerry Ehrin, on the other hand, writes and produces television shows, such as the currently airing “Bates Motel” and “Friday Night Lights” (2006 to 2011).
The new series, in which Highmore and Ehrin will write the script, will be a romantic comedy. It will be set in the fast-paced world of venture capitalism and will focus on the relationship of an emotional female executive and her eccentric and ambitious assistant. This will be the first time the actor has tried to write a script.
The two reportedly came up with the idea for this half-an-hour long comedy when they attended the Critics Choice Awards last June. However, it is still unsure if Highmore will be able to be involved onscreen with his new series, as he will be busy with the third season of “Bates Motel,” which will return for a third season in 2015.
The series will be produced by Highmore and Ehrin, and the drama will come from Universal Television.
And that’s the latest news on NBC’s brand-new comedy from “Bates Motel’s” Freddie Highmore and Kerry Ehrin. For more news and updates on upcoming and currently airing television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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