SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the series finale of “Bosch”
“Bosch,” Amazon Prime Video’s longest-running series, has finally reached its conclusion— kind of. While one big seven-season-long chapter closes for the abrasive, steadfast and intensive titular Hollywood detective Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch, the disgruntled and now decamped Los Angeles Police Department veteran is headed down a new road. Luckily for fans of the show, this path, to be explored on Amazon IMDB TV’s untitled “Bosch” spinoff, might not diverge too far from what they’re familiar with.
“Bosch,”, starring Titus Welliver, is based on Michael Connelly’s novels featuring the detective; the final season drew on Connelly’s “The Concrete Blonde” and “The Burning Room,” with Harry Bosch and partner Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector) “pursuing two separate but perilous murder investigations that will take them to the highest levels of white-collar crime and the deadly depths of the street-level drug trade.”
In the season and series finale, entitled “Por Sonia” and directed by Patrick Cady and written by Eric Ellis Overmeyer, we see a smooth transition for the “Bosch” sequel— though that doesn’t mean it was scant of surprises, or, in the case of one character’s tragic demise, sorrow. The new series will follow Harry Bosch (Welliver) as he embarks on the next chapter of his career and finds himself working with his one-time enemy and top-notch attorney Honey “Money” Chandler (Mimi Rogers) as a state-licensed private detective— if the FBI clears his background check, anyway. With a deep and complicated history between this unlikely pair, they must work together to do what they can agree on— finding justice. Madison Lintz, who portrays Harry’s daughter, Maddie, is also confirmed to reprise her role in the spinoff.
Highlights from the eighth hour-long episode include closure for 10-year-old Sonia Hernandez’s story, a victim of arson that Bosch spends the entirety of season seven obsessing over how to put the bad guys behind the crime behind bars (no matter which law enforcement agency’s feathers he needs to ruffle in order to do so). The dramatic culmination of the case ultimately exposes all of Bosch’s beef with the LAPD and the FBI, leading him to hand over his badge to Chief Irving (Lance Reddick)— but, Bosch can’t stay away from the pursuit of justice too long. And, as it turns out, we find that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree— Maddie ends the season submitting an application to the police department. No doubt this may create friction in the spinoff as Bosch goes rogue, but both seem to be happy with the direction the other has chosen.
The series was produced by Fabrik Entertainment and developed for television by Overmyer. Welliver, Pieter Jan Brugge, Connelly, Overmyer, Daniel Pyne, James Baker and Bo Stehmeier executive produced. All seven seasons of “Bosch” are currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
The spinoff will be executive produced by returning creative team staples, including Welliver, Connelly, Overmyer, Brugge. Tom Bernardo, Henrik Bastin and Zetna Fuentes will also executive produce. Fuentes will direct the spinoff pilot. Fabel Entertainment will produce.