A&E officially confirms they have ordered Bates Motel Season 4 and Bates Motel Season 5. Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) will be returning to deliver more American Psycho fun in the future, hopefully Norma will be confirmed as the official cast. Serial killer Norman Bates played by Highmore has been really good and I am excited, I just have to catch up with the rest of Bates Motel Season 3 first. Production will start later this year and catch this, the press release even states that they “will air over two seasons, starting in 2016.” That is right, they say over TWO seasons more for Bates Motel.
NEW YORK, NY - June 15, 2015 - A&E Network has ordered twenty episodes of the acclaimed drama series, "Bates Motel" from Universal Television it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E and Lifetime.
"The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates," said Sharenow. "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."
New episodes of "Bates Motel" will begin production later this year and will air over two seasons, starting in 2016.
"Bates Motel" has garnered a truly loyal fan base over the past three seasons. Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air, The Conjuring) in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates, and Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Norman star alongside Max Thieriot (Disconnect, "Texas Rising"), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Nestor Carbonell ("Lost," The Dark Knight Rises).
The 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards just recently nominated Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore for Best Actress and Actor in a Drama Series.
"Bates Motel" serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and provides viewers with an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates unravels through his teenage years.
"Bates Motel" is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions.
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"Bates Motel" (2013)
Synopsis: A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.
Directors: Olatunde Osunsanmi, Tim Southam, Tucker Gates, Roxann Dawson, Phil Abraham, Ed Bianchi, Christopher Nelson, Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot, Sarah Boyd
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Producers: Cory Bird, Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, Tucker Gates, Justis Greene, Heather Meehan, John Powers Middleton, Jamie Kaye Wheeler, Christopher Nelson, Vera Farmiga, Alyson Evans, Steve Kornacki, Scott Kosar, Mark Wolper, Roy Lee, Alexandra Cunningham, Liz Tigelaar, Nikki Toscano, Jenna Bauer, Pete Whyte, Erica Lipez, Tim Southam, Matthew McCluggage, Jeff Wadlow, Diane Ruggiero, John Mavrogeorge
Musicians: Chris Bacon
Editors: Sarah Boyd, David Eisenberg, Christopher Nelson, Vikash Patel, Ryan Neatha Johnson, Cedric Nairn-Smith, Kevin Krasny, Paul Trejo, Cecily Rhett
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