‘Bates Motel’ is Renewed for Two More Seasons

A&E Renews Bates Motel for 2 More Seasons
Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga in A&E’s ‘Bates Motel’ (Photo by James Dittiger /
Copyright 2015)

A&E Network has guaranteed that audiences can check into Bates Motel for at least two more seasons, giving the dramatic series an order for 20 brand new episodes. A&E expects filming to get underway on the new episodes later this year and is eyeing a 2016 premiere date for season four. Season three finished up its 10 episode run on May 11, 2015.

“The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E and Lifetime. “We are thrilled to bring fans two more seasons to witness the next stages of Norman’s transformation into the most notorious psychopath in cinematic history.”

The cast of Bates Motel is led by Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates. Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, and Max Thieriot co-star in the dramatic series executive produced by Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.

The Plot: Bates Motel, inspired by Hitchcock’s genre-defining film, Psycho, is a contemporary exploration of the formative years of Norman Bates, relationship with his mother, Norma, and the world they inhabit. Viewers will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first-hand how Norma helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all.

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