As well as being a best-selling series of novels by Michael Connelly, the Harry Bosch caseload was also turned in to a successful (critically and ratings-wise) for Amazon – becoming their most popular original show. The six seasons of Bosch took many of their storylines from Connelly’s novels, updated slightly (the first Harry Bosch books came out over twenty years ago) and in some cases blended together. Titus Welliver essayed the detective whose mantra was ‘Everyone Counts or Nobody Counts‘ and that statement of intent – often going up against the rules of the system and convenient politics – sometimes made his position difficult within the department itself. Though Bosch had a close circle of friends and colleagues, the final episode of the Amazon run saw several higher-up powers-that-be setting their targets on Bosch and he decided that he couldn’t do his job the way he had… so he handed in his badge.
But as in the books, that wasn’t the end of the story or Harry’s links with the police and IMDb-TV confirmed prior to the end of the last run that they knew how popular the series had been for their parent company and announced that they would be doing a follow-up series – also inspired by some of the story-lines in later Bosch novels. Bosch: Legacy sees Welliver returns as Harry with two other familiar series faces: Madison Lintz as his daughter Maddie and manipulative attorney Honey ‘Money’ Chandler played by Mimi Rogers.
Pulling some elements from the novel The Wrong Side of Goodbye, the series sees Bosch, now working as a private detective (and sometimes assisting Chandler) being asked to look into the estate of an ailing billionaire Whitney Vance (William Devane). Vance believes that it’s possible he has an heir from a relationship he had decades before and – with vast sums of money at stake, he wants to know the truth before he dies. Bosch, who (in this series) never knew his own father, agrees to look into the ‘cold’ case… but there are those who would prefer he didn’t find any answers. Meanwhile Maddie is following in her father’s footsteps (and her late mother’s) and has enrolled as a rookie patrol officer. She will have to face the same decision her father did decades before – deciding whether being a cop is a mission or just a job.
The series begins streaming on the service on 6th May. Here’s a first look at the trailer…