The seventh and final series of Amazon Prime‘s screen adaptation of Bosch, the best-selling book-series featuring Michael Connelly’s detective Harry Bosch, has just finished filming ahead of a summer launch and for a while now many of the show’s (and books’) fans have been campaigning for another season of the show. Though it remains a ratings and critical winner for the platform, the series has very nearly caught up with the original novels… and though there are differences in the stories and the way they’ve been combined during the run, it was generally considered that the show had had a solid run and was bowing out on top.
Now it appears that fans’ prayers have been answered with today’s news that Bosch – and the actor who plays him, Titus Welliver – will be back. IMDb TV, Amazon‘s ad-supported streaming service, has green-lit a concept that essentially continues the story and expands it: seeing Bosch working with attorney Honey ‘Money’ Chandler (with Mini Rogers reprising the role) and will also see Madison Lintz continue in her role as Maddie, Bosch’s daughter.
“To say I am ecstatic is an understatement. To be given the opportunity to tell more Harry Bosch stories is a tremendous gift. The process of shooting season seven with the shadow of it being our final loomed heavily so when the idea was presented to continue with the possibility of a spinoff, 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,” Welliver said in a statement.
“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,” Connelly agreed. “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.”
Original series creator Eric Overmyer and Connelly remain closely involved. Given the fact that Bosch and Chandler have rarely worked together in the books, it would seem that unlike the seven-season series, the stories in the (as yet) un-named spin-off are likely to be original material, but drawing on the rich history and pedigree of the stories to date.
An adaptation of Connelly’s Lincoln Lawyer novels recently received the greenlight at Netflix.