10-episode third season will begin production in the fall
A&E is taking another stab at “Bates Motel.”
The network has ordered a third season to the drama, which stars Freddie Highmore as a young Norman Bates.
The second season premiered in March to a series high of 3.1 million total viewers.
The third season of “Bates Motel,” which also stars Vera Farmiga as Norman's mother, Norma Bates, will consist of 10 episodes and will begin production in the fall.
“The incredible writing team and talented ‘Bates Motel’ cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,”A&E Network executive vice president and general manager David McKillop said of the renewal. “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.”