Amazon has greenlit a fifth series of detective drama Bosch.
Amazon’s longest-running one-hour Prime Original, the series is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling detective novels. It stars Titus Welliver (Lost) as homicide Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead) as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.
Executive Producers Eric Overmyer and Daniel Pyne are slated to team up as co-showrunners for the fifth run, which is produced by Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company.
The news arrives as Season 4 prepares to premiere on Friday 13th April on Amazon Prime Video. Bosch Season 3, meanwhile, has an average customer rating of 4.9, with 94 per cent 5-star reviews.
“As Prime Video’s longest-running one-hour series, Bosch has long been a cornerstone of our scripted programming, and Prime members consistently clamor for more,” says Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “We are excited to give them another series with Harry Bosch, Jerry Edgar, Grace Billets and the rest of the diverse characters that make up the Bosch universe.”
“I could not be prouder of the series we are making. Bosch is entertaining and relevant to our world today,” adds Connelly. “On top of that we have a fantastic writing staff and the cast and crew are the best. We feel we are just hitting our stride. Series four is based on Angels Flight and I don’t think we could have chosen a more timely story to tell.”
The ten-episode season sees Bosch is assigned to lead a task force to solve the murder of an attorneyon the eve of his civil rights trial against the LAPD, before the city erupts in a riot. Bosch must pursue every lead, even if it turns the spotlight back on his own department. One murder intertwines with another, and Bosch must reconcile his past to find a justice that has long eluded him.
Henrik Pabst, President of Red Arrow Studios International, the TV distribution arm of Red Arrow Studios, comments: “It’s fantastic news that Bosch will be back for series five. Amazon Prime Video’s longest-running drama is a huge hit internationally, and Bosch fans around the world will be delighted by the news.”
Catch up with our reviews of Bosch Season 1 to 4 here.