A month since its debut, Amazon today announced that it has greenlit a second season of its first original hour-long drama series “Bosch,” which is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch book series with nearly 50 million copies sold.
According to the press release announcement from Amazon, “Bosch” has achieved the biggest debut weekend among all Amazon Original Series and is the most-watched title on Prime Instant Video, across movies and TV series in its first four weeks. “Bosch” currently has an IMDb rating of 8.5/10 and Amazon customer rating of 4.6/5 stars.
Season 2 will be based on Connelly’s bestselling novels “Trunk Music” and “The Drop,” with series stars Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector as his partner Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Lt. Grace Billets, Lance Reddick as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving, and Sarah Clarke as Eleanor Wish, all returning.
The series was developed for television by Eric Overmyer (“Treme,” “The Wire,” “Homicide: Life on the Streets”) and is Executive Produced by Overmyer, Connelly, Henrik Bastin and Pieter Jan Brugge.
“We’re delighted to see that Amazon customers have immediately embraced Bosch,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “Fans will soon be able to enjoy more of this inspired adaptation brought to life by a remarkably gifted cast.”
“I am very excited about continuing the Bosch story with season two,” said Michael Connelly. “I love what we started with and I think our plans for the second season will make the show even better and more exploratory of the character of Harry Bosch. We have a great cast and crew and we are all going to be one year better at this. I can’t wait.”
In the second season of “Bosch,” the relentless LAPD detective will investigate the murder of a Hollywood producer who laundered money for the mob. He will also pursue serial killer Chilton Hardy and the investigations take Bosch from the Hollywood Hills down through the gritty back streets of L.A. and Las Vegas, threatening those closest to him – his teenage daughter and ex-wife.
There have been 19 Harry Bosch novels published since 1992, including 2014’s number-one bestseller “The Burning Room.”
Prime members can now watch all ten episodes of “Bosch” via the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/boschtv. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.