A&E has picked up a third season of original series "Bates Motel," A&E Network exec VP and general manager David McKillop announced Monday.
Production will begin in the fall for the 10 episodes slated for season three of the series, a contemporary prequel to Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Freddie Highmore as a teenage Norman Bates.
"Bates Motel" has prevailed as A&E's No. 1 drama series of all time among adults 18-49. The show's March 3 season-two premiere drew 4.6 million total viewers, including 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54.
The series is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network, with Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serving as exec producers.
A&E Orders Third Season of 'Bates Motel'
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