A&E has announced this week that Bates Motel has been renewed for two more seasons: fourth and fifth.

20 new episodes have been picked for the drama that is starring Freddie Highmore who plays Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates. The new episodes are set to begin in production later this year and the fourth season is set to return in 2016. The fifth season will be the FINAL season of the show, just to let you know. There won’t be more seasons after season five.

Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E, said about Bates Motel: “The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates,” he said. “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.”

About Bates Motel – “Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film “Psycho,” and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates‘ (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans discover the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is.

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