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A&E Sets Premiere Dates for Bates Motel and Its Remake of The Returned

Both shows premiere in March

Kaitlin Thomas

Attention Carlton Cuse aficionados and fans of shows about (previously) dead people! A&E has announced premiere dates for its murderous drama Bates Moteland its American adaptation of the French series The Returned (a.k.a. Les Revenants).Both shows hail from Cuse and will premiere on Monday, March 9.

The Season 3 premiere of Bates Motel will kick off the evening at 9/8c. Expect to see the ongoing evolution of the Bates family as Norman (Freddie Highmore) continues to struggle with what's happening to him, and Norma (Vera Farmiga) becomes reluctantly more aware of his mental fragility in the wake of the dramatic events of Season 2.

She'll also grow closer to Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and eventually find herself turning to Norman's half-brother Dylan (Max Thieriot), relying on him in ways she never expected. Naturally, this triggers jealousy in Norman and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts [PUKING EMOJI].


Estranged brother and uncle Caleb (Kenny Johnson) also returns to haunt the family, which challenges them even further. New cast additions for Season 3 include Kevin Rahm (Mad Men), Tracy Spiradakos (Revolution), and Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), whose characters will bring pressure from the outside world when they arrive in White Pine Bay.

Following Bates Motel at 10/9c is the series premiere of The Returned. An adaptation of the haunting French drama Les Revenants (which aired in the U.S. on SundanceTV), the show is executive produced by Cuse and Raelle Tucker (True Blood). If you're unfamiliar with the original series, it centers on a small town that's turned upside-down when several people who've long been presumed dead suddenly reappear without explanation, bringing with them both "positive and detrimental consequences."

The Returned stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Mark Pellegrino (Supernatural), Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory), India Ennenga (Treme), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), Agnes Bruckner (24), Sophie Lowe (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Michelle Forbes (The Killing), Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), and more.