It’s now official. A&E has renewed Bates Motel for Season 4 and 5.
The two-season pick-up consists of 20 episodes in total, ensuring the drama continues through to the five-season end game as planned by the series creators Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.
A&E has yet to confirm, however, that Season 5 will definitely be the last in the series run.
A&E giveth and taketh away – elsewhere the network has cancelled mystery series The Returned after just one season.