Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore as Norma and Norman Bates will stay on at the Bates Motel for another season and continue their creepy journey.
A&E network has renewed the prequel of Alfred Hitchcock's movie Psycho for the third season with 10 episodes. The thriller's production will begin from fall this year and is scheduled to go on air in 2015.
The critically acclaimed Bates Motel is the highest grossing show from the A&E network with a total of 4.6 million viewers, including 2.6 million adults in the 18-49 demography. The series premiered its second season on March 3, 2014.
Bates Motel is a modern day prequel to the movie Psycho and is set in the fictional town of White Pine Bay, Oregon. The story throws light on the infamous mother-son duo, Norma and Norman Bates, and their uncanny doings.
"The incredible writing team and talented 'Bates Motel' cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television," vice president and general manager David McKillop said 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," he added.
Season one of the suspense thriller began with Norman and Norma Bates owning a new motel where things go wrong when someone tries to hurt Norma and is later killed by her. The mother-son due then tries to hide the body in the lake and decides to do 'everything' to conceal the murder.
The second season begins after the mysterious death of Norman's teacher Miss Watson, who had been keeping some dirty secrets. It also has Norma dealing with her older half brother, who had sexually abused her in her teens.
It would be interesting to watch how creepier the third season of Bates Motel can become. The series airs on Monday nights at 10 pm.