All good prequels must come to and end.
After the Season 4 finale of the hit A&E series, it was obvious that the series was heading into Psycho territory which meant that the clock was ticking on when the series was going to end.
A&E announced at Comic-Con that indeed, the fifth season of Bates Motel will be the final season.
Although nothing official has been released, it seems that the final season of Bates Motel will be influenced by Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, but not a remake.
The series will begin production this fall in Vancouver and will return for its final season in 2017.