A&E’s “Bates Motel” Stays Open For Third Season

April 8, 20140 Comments

It was announced by Executive Vice President David McKillop that A&E has picked up Bates Motel for a third season.

The incredible writing team and talented ‘Bates Motel’ cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,” said McKillop. “The brilliant twists and turns of the past two seasons keep its loyal fan base coming back for more. We are so proud of the show.

Season two premiered last month with 4.6 million total viewers. According to Live+7, the season delivered 2.6 million adults ranging from ages 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54. The show is A&E’s number one drama series of all time among the 18-49 crowd.

Season three will consist of 10 episodes and will begin production this fall.

Bates Motel is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, and gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Series stars Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman.

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