December 05, 2012 9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Carlton Cuse Announces Contest to Design 'Bates Motel' Opening Credits (Video)
A&E and executive producer Carlton Cuse are looking for some creative minds to check into the network's upcoming Bates Motel.
The cabler and Cuse are looking for the public's help in creating the 15-second opening title sequence for the upcoming Psycho prequel series, which will premiere in March.
"We want to give fans the chance to participate in the show,” Cuse said. "We're looking for an awesome 15-second title sequence that captures the feel of Bates Motel -- not as a slasher/horror show, but as a complex, character-based thriller."
The contest begins today and runs on the series' Facebook page through Jan. 3, with fans submitting their visual ideas through video submissions. Cuse will judge and ultimately select the winner that best represents the mood, tone and overall feel of the series.
Starring Up in the Air's Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates, the drama explores her son Norman's (Freddie Highmore) formative years. The series hails from Universal Television, with Lost's Cuse and Friday Night Lights' Kerry Ehrin exec producing for Carlton Cuse Productions.
Lost's Nestor Carbonell and Pan Am's Mike Vogel co-star in the drama, which bypassed the traditional pilot process and was picked up straight to series. Check out Cuse's call for submissions below.