A&E Sets Premiere Date For 'Bates Motel' and 'The Returned'

When Bates Motel heads back to A&E on March 9 for its third season, it will bring with it the new supernatural drama The Returned.

Based on the French series Les Revenants, the series centers on a small town turned upside down when several local people, long presumed dead, suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and negative consequences.

Developed by Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, Lost) and Raelle Tucker (True Blood), The Returned starsMary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Mark Pellegrino (Lost) , Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory), India Ennenga (Treme), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), Agnes Bruckner (24), Sophie Lowe (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Tandi Wright (Nothing Trivial), Mat Vairo (Revolution), Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Dylan Kingwell (The Tomorrow People), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), Dakota Guppy (Rush), Leah Gibson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Michelle Forbes (The Killing), Rhys Ward (The Strain), Scott Hylands (V), Terry Chen (Bates Motel) and Roger Cross (24).

Season 3 of Bates Motel, meanwhile, focuses on the evolution of the Bates family, and Norman's (Freddie Highmore) waning ability to remain in denial about what's happening to him. The contemporary prequel to Psycho also stars Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Kenny Johnson and Nestor Carbonell.

Bates Motel's third season kicks off Monday, March 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed at 10 p.m. by the series premiere of The Returned.

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