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Bates Motel Renewed for Two More Seasons by A&E

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This just in: Bates Motel has been greenlit for two more seasons at A&E. The two season order means a guaranteed grand total of at least 20 more episodes of the Norman Bates origin story.

You can expect new episodes to begin lensing later this year and airing in 2016. The series stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates. Highmore and Farmiga were just announced as nominees for Critic’s Choice Television Awards in the categories of Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama.

Bates Motel "A Death in the Family"

The next season of the A&E series will likely begin airing in March of 2016. Stay tuned to the site for more details on the upcoming seasons of Bates Motel as they are passed on to us by the network!

Bates Motel tells the origin story of Norman Bates as a teenager, prior to the events of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The series focuses on Norman’s transformation into the cinematic monster fans know so well. The first three seasons of the show have proven very character driven and have resonated with fans in a major way.

Will you be checking out seasons four and five? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dogs, and cat hat(s).
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