Bates Motel Renewed For Two More Seasons
Bates Motel has been renewed for two new seasons, A&E Networks has announced.
The twenty-episode pickup will see the show through to a fifth season.
Bates Motel serves as a modern-day prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller, Psycho. It is about the lives and twisted relationship between Norma Bates and her teenage son Norman Bates in the years leading up to the events of the film. The series was an immediate success for A&E, with the first season averaging nearly 3 million viewers and garnering a 81% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The most recent series is down on viewers, attracting only 1.7 million viewers for its season finale, but has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 92%.
A&E & Lifetime EVP and GM Rob Sharenow said: “The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates. 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.”