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NBC Buys Drama Script From ‘Bates Motel’ EP, Star Freddie Highmore

HIGHMORE: REX/SHUTTERSTOC

HIGHMORE: REX/SHUTTERSTOC

Oriana Schwindt reports: NBC has bought a drama script from “Bates Motel” executive producer Kerry Ehrin and star Freddie HighmoreVariety has learned.

Ehrin penned the script, titled “Long Distance,” with Highmore and Danielle Gelber producing and Universal as the studio.

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Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga in A&E’s “Bates Motel”.

“Long Distance” is an hourlong character drama that chronicles one couple’s unexpected, intercontinental relationship. Despite time zone challenges, jealousy-fueled social media deciphering, and troublesome autocorrecting, the show explores dating, the internet, how we communicate, and what love and romance really mean in our modern world.

The project reunites Ehrin and Highmore, who most recently worked together on A&E’s “Bates Motel,” currently airing its fifth and final season … (read more)

via Variety

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