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Emmy Magazine

Vera Farmiga

Issue No. 1, 2014

Cover Story 
For Vera Farmiga, star of A&E’s Bates Motel, every take is subtly nuanced and completely natural. So say her colleagues, who marvel as she shape-shifts into the mother like no other, Norma Bates. As the cable sensation returns for season 2, Farmiga revels in the role that, she says, arrived when she appealed to the universe.
By Mark Morrison
Photographs by Scott Council

More Features

Binge Viewing is Officially Here to Stay • The Secret to OWN's Happy Reversal of Fortunes

Josh Holloway of Intelligence on Post-Lost Life • Animal Planet Scores with Puppy Bowl

Also in this Issue

In the MixKatheryn Winnick • NAB President Gordon Smith • Pretty Little Liars and More 

Network NewsFusion: News for the Young, Fun, Diverse • Esquire Goes for the Guys

Digital DownlowAOL Dials Up a Comeback • When HD is Not Enough • Spoiling the Spoilers

TrendingWhere Hollywood Stops for Circus Props • How TV Gets Tunes

Cover Story & Features

Bates Motel star Vera Farmiga revels in the role that, she says, arrived when she appealed to the universe. 

Sending spoiler alerts across the internet and compressing entire TV seasons into single lazy Sundays, binge viewing is here to stay.


How one Pretty Little Liars executive producer's passion for noir inspired a pretty little retro revival. 

As a high-tech spy in CBS’s Intelligence, Josh Holloway is relishing his new role.

A reborn Cosmos probes space and time with an assist from Seth MacFarlane.

Composer Bear McCreary gives us a quick peek inside his music-filled home.

More Power to Katheryn Winnick

It’s no surprise that Katheryn Winnick plays Lagertha, the Norse shield-maiden of History’s Vikings.

Rebirth of a Sails Man

Starz reinvents the pirate saga with Black Sails, courtesy of Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine.

A Labor of Puppy Love

Shooting a football game in a pint-sized stadium with 66 puppies is no walk in the park for Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl team.