‘Bates Motel’ Renewed For 2 Seasons

by Lynn Sorel

A&E’s ‘Bates Motel’ has been renewed for two seasons, a 20-episode pick up.   Although down from it’s opening season audience, ‘Bates Motel’ still drew a large audience for Season 3, with 2.1 million viewers in Live and same day, ending with 1.7 million viewers.

Rob Sharenow (A&E & Lifetime EVP and GM) said “The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates. 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.”

‘Bates Motel’ follows Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) and son Norman (Freddie Highmore). Stars Farmiga and Highmomre have both drawn praise for the performances, including recent Critics Choice TV Awards nominations.  The series co-stars Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell.  Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse exexutive produce the series for Universal Television. Season 4 will begin production later this year and is set to premiere in 2016.

Source: Deadline

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