A&E Renews "Bates Motel" for Season 3

Posted Monday April 7, 2014 8:45 PM GMT

Finding renewed life long after the Hitchcock film on which it is based hit theaters, A&E picked up a third season of "Bates Motel" on Monday (April 7).

A prequel to "Psycho," the show follows Norman Bates through his teenage years as his bizarre relationship with his mother develops. Vera Farminga and Freddie Highmore star as the mother-son duo.

According to Executive Vice President and General Manager David McKillop, "The incredible writing team and talented ‘Bates Motel’ cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television. 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.”

The third season will consist of ten new episodes, but in the meantime check out season two of "Bates Motel" on Monday nights at 10:00pm ET on A&E.

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