Deadline is reporting that A&E has chosen to renew their hit drama, Bates Motel for a 10-episode third season, which will begin production this fall. The Psycho prequel has been a big hit with both audiences and critics ever since its debut and is currently midway through its second outing.
For those unfamiliar with the series, it focuses on Norman Bates and his mother Norma. If those names sound familiar, it’s because they are characters from Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic horror movie, Psycho. The show acts as a “contemporary prequel” to the late director’s work, giving us a look at how Norman’s “psyche unravels through his teenage years.”
Aided by extremely strong performances from Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel is a chilling drama that packs suspense, action and thrills into every episode, making it the perfect companion piece to Hitchcock’s now legendary film. Even if you’ve never seen Psycho, I still highly suggest checking this show out if you haven’t already. It’s just too good to ignore.
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