Renewed: Bates Motel

US scares up Seasons 4 & 5 of its Psycho-inspired prequel.


Psycho-inspired prequel Bates Motel has been renewed.

A&E has greenlit Seasons 4 and 5 at a total of 20 episodes. All three seasons thus far have comprised 10 episodes each.

Season 3 opened with 2.1 million US viewers in Live+same day viewing and ending it with 1.7 million.

“The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates,” said A&E & Lifetime EVP and GM Rob 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.”

Deadline reports production will begin later this year, with Season 4 slated to air in 2016.

The series starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, airs in Australia on SoHo.