Bates Motel has been renewed for two more seasons by A&E Networks it has been confirmed.
The hit thriller series, based on Psycho, recently finished its third season in the UK and rumours of the show’s renewal circulated shortly after. Deadline reports that the show will be returning for a fourth season in 2016 and a fifth season in 2017.
Originally conceived as a five-season series, there’s no official word yet that the fifth season will complete the series.
“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 (Freddie Highmore) transformation into the most notorious psychopath in cinematic history.”
At the end of the third season, viewers saw Norman kill Bradley (Nicola Peltz) as he continued to spiral and struggled to separate himself from his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga).