Updated 20th March 2018
“Bates Motel” has been a popular TV series since it launched in 2013 and has been a very popular show on Netflix around the world. After 5 seasons, the show aired it’s final episode in April 2017 and now fans are eagerly awaiting it’s arrival on Netflix. While there are no firm dates from Netflix about when it will come, we can look at past release dates and give you an estimate of when to expect it.
Bates Motel on Netflix USA
If you’re in America then you currently have seasons 1-4 of “Bates Motel” available and since season 2 they have been added in early January or February which is around 8 months after they finish airing. So we would expect season 5 of “Bates Motel” to arrive on Netflix USA anytime from January 2018 (8 months after airing). UPDATE: Season 5 was added in February 2018.
Bates Motel on Netflix UK
UK viewers currently have seasons 1-4 available to them and since season 2 they have been added in early March or April which is around 10 months after they finish airing in the USA. So we would expect season 5 of “Bates Motel” to arrive on Netflix UK anytime from March 2018 (10 months after airing). UPDATE: Season 5 will arrive on 11th April 2018.
Bates Motel on Netflix Canada
For the Canadian service it is harder to estimate when it will arrive. Netflix Canada got seasons 1-3 in one go in March 2016 – 10 months after season 3 finished airing. Season 4 was added January 2017 – 8 months after it finished airing. While there are no clear patterns, we would estimate that season 5 will be added between January and March 2018. UPDATE: Season 5 was added in February 2018.
Bates Motel on Netflix Australia
We can’t even guess when Australian Netflix subscribers will get season 5 of “Bates Motel”! Seasons 1-4 are currently available and were all added throughout 2017 (season 1 in February, seasons 2-3 in March and season 4 in September). Given that season 4 was added over a year after it finished airing, it is likely that the final season of “Bates Motel” will arrive near the end of 2018.
As always, if we hear of any accurate dates then we will let you know.