Bates Motel Renewed for Season 3

Bates Motel Season 3A&E has extended its reservation at Bates Motel, renewing the psychotic drama for a 10-episode third season.

“The incredible writing team and talented Bates Motel cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,” said A&E EVP and GM David McKillop in a statement. “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.”

Bates‘ Season 2 premiere last month drew 3.1 million viewers, 1.7 million of which fell in the 18-49 demo (up 15 and 7 percent, respectively, compared to its Season 1 average).

Production on Season 3 will begin this fall. Season 2, meanwhile, will conclude on May 5.

TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the news.