A&E Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Bates Motel’ & ‘The Returned’

Bates Motel S2 FinaleA&E is creating a Carlton Cuse block on their schedule this March.

The network has announced that the third season of Bates Motel and new series The Returned – both of which are executive produced by the former Lost alum – will air back-to-back on Monday nights from March 9th.

The third season of psycho prequel Bates Motel kicks off on March 9th at 9/8c. The new season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman’s waning ability to stay in denial about what’s happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche.

The Returned, which follows at 10/9c, is an adaptation of the French series Les Revenants, focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. The series stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mark Pellegrino, Jeremy Sisto, India Ennenga, Sandrine Holt, Agnes Bruckner, Sophie Lowe, Tandi Wright, Mat Vairo, Kevin Alejandro, Dylan Kingwell, Aaron Douglas, Dakota Guppy, Leah Gibson, Michelle Forbes, Rhys Ward, Scott Hylands, Terry Chen, Roger Cross.