A new guest is checking in to “Bates Motel.”
“Alias” veteran Michael Vartan is joining the cast of the A&E drama series in Season 2, according to TV Guide. The actor will play the role of George, a recent divorcee who courts Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) affections after meeting her at a party thrown by his sister.
“He is immediately taken by Norma and is very intrigued by how mysterious she is,” says Vartan. “We go on a double date with the sister and her husband, and Norma struggles to fit in.”
Unlike his new love interest, George doesn’t have harbor any particularly dark secrets in his past – at least not so far as Vartan himself understands.
“Before I accepted the job, I asked the producers, ‘Be honest with me. He’s going to turn out to be a complete psycho, right?'” says the actor. “And they said, ‘Sorry. He’s just a really nice guy with no weird skeletons in his closet.'”
All of that said, Vartan clearly hasn’t been given the full story.
“I know George lives in a gigantic house and has a lot of money, but I never found out his last name or what he does for a living,” he says. “So stay tuned to see if Norma’s happiness collapses.”
In related news, Season 2 of the show has officially been slated to premiere on March 3.
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