Spinoffs include a series centered on Jerry Edgar, played by Jamie Hector in the original “Bosch.”
“Bosch” is now a full-fledged TV universe. The long-running police procedural starring Titus Welliver is getting two new spinoff series from Amazon Studios.
The two currently untitled series in development at Amazon are based on characters created in Michael Connelly’s Henry Bosch series of detective novels. One centers on Jerry Edgar, an LAPD detective and Bosch’s former partner. Jamie Hector, best known for “The Wire,” played the character for all seven seasons of the original “Bosch” series.
The second installment will star Renee Ballard, who first appeared in Connelly’s 2017 novel “The Late Show” and crossed paths with Bosch in 2018’s “Dark Sacred Night.” Ballard, Bosch’s detective and mentee, never appeared in the original show.
“Bosch” ran from 2014 to 2021 and is Amazon’s longest-running original series. Although the show effectively ended after Season 7, it effectively lived on through Amazon Freevee’s “Bosch: Legacy” series. The sequel premiered last May, and Welliver reprises her role alongside series originals Mimi Rogers and Madison Lintz. Hector didn’t transition into the new show, which sees Bosch retire from the LAPD to work as a private investigator. It’s unclear whether the new spinoff series will debut on Freevee or Amazon Prime Video; the second season of Legacy will premiere this fall on Freevee, formerly IMDb TV.
In the series focusing on Edgar, the character is approached by the FBI for an undercover mission in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. The Ballard series follows this character as she is assigned to lead the LAPD’s new cold case division as a woman in the LAPD as she tries to bring justice to those who have been wronged by unsolved crimes.
Both new “Bosch” spinoff series are executive produced by Connelly, Larry Andries executive produces the Edgar series, and Michael Alaimo and Kendall Sherwood executive produce the Ballard series. Both shows are executive produced by Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate of Fabel Entertainment, and co-produced by Jasmine Russ.
“Bosch: Legacy” was produced for Amazon Freevee by Fabel and is executive produced by Connelly and Welliver with Eric Overmyer, Tom Bernardo, Henrik Bastin and Pieter Jan Brugge. Overmyer developed the original “Bosch” series for television and “Legacy” with Bernardo and Connelly.
News of these “Bosch” spinoffs comes on the heels of another Amazon book adaptation, “The Terminal List,” a thriller starring Chris Pratt based on the Jack Carr series of novels. Along with the series’ second season, Amazon also ordered a spinoff starring Taylor Kitsch.
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