Published On: Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014

A&E exec hypes ‘Bates Motel’ season 2 end, ‘octane goes way up’

A&E has renewed the Psycho prequel Bates Motel for a third season, so fans can rest assured knowing that more drama is coming. A&E Network’s executive vice president and general manager David McKillop praised the show’s creators during his interview with CBS, before hyping the end to season 2.

Freddie Highmore and Paloma Kwiatkowski "Bates Motel" season 2 photo

Freddie Highmore and Paloma Kwiatkowski “Bates Motel” season 2 photo

“The incredible writing team and talented Bates Motel cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,” 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’s referring to Lost co-creator Carlton Cuse, who served up a preview of the season 2 conclusion.

“The octane goes way up for the last three hours,” the executive producer told CBS News. “The last two hours are my favorite of the whole season. I think in a way, as a storyteller, you try to make the ride entertaining but the end of the season is always great because you get to take the characters to another place and that’s what we try to do in these last [episodes].”

He added: “I think the big question for Norman this year has been how much he’s going to learn about the darker side of himself. There’s this issue of, is he going to discover what he’s capable of doing when he has these blackout states, and that’s something which is really interesting and has really profound ramifications for the character. And there’s also this whole drug war situation heating up to a very fevered pitch, and it might have some very dire consequences.”

More on the season 3 press release HERE

Bates Motel airs Mondays at 10/9c on A&E.

Bates Motel teaser poster on bed



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