A&E Orders Third Season of ‘Bates Motel’

Bates Motel

A&E has picked up a third season of original series “Bates Motel,” A&E Network exec VP and general manager David McKillop announced Monday.

Production will begin in the fall for the 10 episodes slated for season three of the series, a contemporary prequel to Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Freddie Highmore as a teenage Norman Bates.

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

“Bates Motel” has prevailed as A&E’s No. 1 drama series of all time among adults 18-49. The show’s March 3 season-two premiere drew 4.6 million total viewers, including 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54.

The series is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network, with Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serving as exec producers.

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  1. T says:

    Great! Thank you A&E! This a very good series with with phenomenal actors, especially Freddie and Vera..

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