A&E books second season at Bates Motel

US cable network A&E has ordered a second season of its original drama Bates Motel.

Bates Motel

Bates Motel

The series premiered last month and the renewal comes after just three episodes of its ten-episode debut season.

Production of season two, which will also run to ten episodes, will begin later this year and will air in 2014.

Inspired by the characters of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic movie Psycho, Bates Motel tells the story of Norma Bates and her son Norman, who seek a fresh start by buying a motel on the outskirts of a coastal town.

Bates Motel

Bates Motel

It is produced by Universal Television and executive produced by Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.

Source: A+E Networks