By Kim Mueller
Bates Motel is a modern sequel based on the movie Psycho. Bates Motel is now on its third season on A&E and stars Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, Max Thieriot as Dylan Massett, and Olivia Cooke as Emma Decody. The story follows Norma and Norman's weird mother-son relationship as the two start a new life together running an old motel. Season 2 ratings tallied 1.6 million for ages 18-49 and 1.6 million for ages 25-54. Ratings for the premiere of season 3 dropped 30% in comparison to last season.