A&E’s Psycho prequel series, Bates Motel, has been renewed for a second season. The premiere of Bates Motel had 4.5 million total viewers and 2.5 million adults 25-54 and 18-49, based on Live+7 viewership, making it the most-watched original drama debut in the key demos in the networkâ€™s history.
Said Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel:
â€œBates Motelâ€™ has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal audience in its first few weeks. With superb writing and exceptional acting, led by the critically acclaimed performances of Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, weâ€™re incredibly excited to see where Carlton and Kerry take Norma and Norman Bates next.â€
Season two of Bates Motel will begin pre-production later this year on ten new episodes slated to premiere in 2014.