Bosch spin-off heads to Amazon’s IMDb TV
James R | On 04, Mar 2021
Amazon’s Bosch is coming to an end this year, but the long-running detective show isn’t quite closing its case book, with the Amazon-owned IMDb TV picking up a spin-off series featuring – you guessed it – Harry Bosch.
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, Bosch was Amazon Prime Video’s first original drama and is its longest-running original series. It stars Titus Welliver (Lost) stars as homicide Detective Harry Bosch – alongside 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, plus Mimi Rogers as attorney Honey “Money” Chandler.
The series was developed for television by Eric Overmyer (Treme, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and is executive produced by Daniel Pyne, Overmyer, Fabrik Entertainment CEO Henrik Bastin (The 100 Code, American Odyssey, The Comedians),
Last year, Amazon confirmed that it had renewed the series for a seventh season that would also be its last. Now, with that seventh run nearing our screens, a spin-off has been picked up by IMDb TV that will see Welliver, Rogers and Lintz all reprise their roles.
The untitled series will follow Bosch in the next chapter of his career, as he works with Chandler to do the one thing the former enemies can agree on: finding justice.
Connelly and Overmyer will exec-produce the show, alongside Tom Bernardo, Henrik Bastin, Pieter Jan Brugge, Welliver and Zetna Fuentes, who will direct the pilot for the new series. It is produced by Fabel Entertainment, a new company set up by Bastin.
“To say I am ecstatic is an understatement. To be given the opportunity to tell more Harry Bosch stories is a tremendous gift,” said Welliver. “The process of shooting Season 7 with the shadow of it being our final loomed heavily so when the idea was presented to continue with the possibility of a spin-off, without hesitation I said, ‘Let’s go.’ To all of our Bosch fans, thank for your incredible support for all these years and I can promise you the ride will only get better.”
Added Connelly: “I am beyond excited by this and I think the fans that have called for more Bosch will be as well. To continue the Harry Bosch story and see him team up with ‘Money’ Chandler will be more than I could have ever wished for. And to continue our relationship with Amazon and be part of the IMDb TV line up will insure our commitment to providing viewers with a high-quality, creative and relevant show. I can’t wait to get started.”
Bastin said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to continue our relationship with Amazon Studios, Michael and now IMDb TV to tell more of Harry Bosch’s exciting story. The final season of Bosch is one of the best yet, and while the spin-off will be a new show with its distinct voice and tone, our passionate fans will feel right at home.”
Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, Co-Heads of Content and Programming at IMDb TV, commented: “While the current chapter of Bosch is coming to a close, this gritty, captivating story continues in both new and familiar ways. Bosch has entertained fans season after season through vibrant storytelling and distinctive characters, and we are thrilled to evolve Bosch and ‘Money’ Chandler’s adventures through a new, ambitious IMDb TV Original and the first series spin-off for Amazon Studios.”
Filming on the programme will begin later this year and, with the ad-supported streaming service IMDb TV only available in the USA at present, don’t be surprised if it ends up streaming on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.