A&E Confirms Bates Motel Season 3

A&E Confirms Bates Motel Season 3

A&E has confirmed that Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) and Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) will join us for Bates Motel Season 3. I have fallen behind on the latest season but I really liked season 1. The town was crazier than the Bates somehow and I will see if that trend continues in season 2 of the Bates Motel. Not sure if Max Thieriot will be returning because TV characters especially in horror TV shows are not immune to the writers killing characters.

From the Press Release:

A&E Network has picked up a third season of the critically acclaimed original series "Bates Motel," it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network.

"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 on March 3rd with 4.6 million total viewers and delivered 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54 (based on Live+7 viewing). "Bates Motel" continues to be A&E’s #1 drama series of all time among adults 18-49.

Season Three of "Bates Motel" will begin production this fall on 10 episodes.

"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. The series stars Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman.

New episodes of Season Two of "Bates Motel" currently air every Monday at 10PM ET. "Bates Motel" is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions, respectively.

"Bates Motel" (2013)

Synopsis: Centers on a mother and son who come to a new town so that they can start over and set up a new business, but a lot of mysterious incidents happen, including the unanswered and horrible acts of the son.
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Olivia Cooke, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz, Kenny Johnson, Freddie Highmore, Keenan Tracey, Nestor Carbonell
Directors: Tucker Gates, Roxann Dawson, Ed Bianchi, Christopher Nelson
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Year: 2013
Runtime: 45
Awards: 3
Nominations: 47
Writers: Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, Robert Bloch, Philip Buiser, Bill Balas, Alyson Evans, Steve Kornacki, Jeff Wadlow, Alexandra Cunningham, Liz Tigelaar, Nikki Toscano, Scott Kosar, Erica Lipez, Torrey Speer
Producers: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, Heather Meehan, Justis Greene, Tucker Gates, John Powers Middleton, Vera Farmiga, Christopher Nelson, Jamie Kaye Wheeler, Cory Bird, Alyson Evans, Steve Kornacki, Mark Wolper, Roy Lee, Alexandra Cunningham, Liz Tigelaar, Nikki Toscano, Jenna Bauer, Pete Whyte, Scott Kosar, Erica Lipez, Tim Southam, Jeff Wadlow, Diane Ruggiero, John Mavrogeorge
Musicians: Chris Bacon
Editors: Sarah Boyd, Christopher Nelson, Vikash Patel, Ryan Neatha Johnson, Kevin Krasny, David Eisenberg

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