No Vacancy Here: Bates Motel Gets A Third Season

Image: A&E
Image: A&E


Do you watch Bates Motel? Because if not, you really should. It’s the kind of show that sucks you in, and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, something happens or someone says something and you end up, 10 minutes later, still staring at the screen wondering what the hell is going on. And it’s fantastic!

Thankfully, the powers that be at A&E have decided to keep us intrigued for a little while longer, and have renewed the series for a 10 episode third season.

A&E General Manager, David McKillop made the announcement, saying, “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 series is considered a contemporary prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho and tells the story of a teenage Norman Bates and his mother Norma in the years leading up to the events of the film, albeit in a modern setting.

Bates Motel wraps up its second season on May 5. Season three is set to begin production in the fall.


Sarah Goddard