Mummy’s boy: Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho is widely hailed as the grandfather of horror films. Well, think of this as a prequel set in modern days. Freddie Highmore – most recognizable as Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – takes on the role of teenage Norman Bates in a series depicting his life with the infamous Norma Bates before the horrifying events of Psycho. This month, let this strange mother-and-son duo get under your skin as you watch the emotional smothering and manipulation mould Norman into the killer he becomes. From the executive producer of TV series Lost, expect “a lot of the twists and turns you might have liked on Lost” and brace yourself for a stylishly shot, bone-chilling series that will be impossible to ignore and even harder to forget.