Amazon has ordered a second season of acclaimed crime series “Bosch”. This comes one month after the release of Season One, which has broken records as the biggest debut weekend ever for an Amazon Original Series, and was the most watched show on Amazon Prime Instant Video across all movies and TV series in its first four weeks.
“Bosch” is produced by Fabrik Entertainment, part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, for Amazon Studios, and co-financed and distributed worldwide by Red Arrow International.
Season One became available on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video in February 2015 in the US, UK and Germany following its highly successful pilot run in 2014, when viewers voted for its full series commission.
“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.”
Henrik Pabst, Managing Director at Red Arrow International says: “It is great news that the huge success of the first season on Amazon has led to this swift recommission. The response from international broadcasters, viewers and the press has been unprecedented, and we are excited about the ongoing future of this new crime franchise, and enjoying its success with Amazon. Congratulations to everyone involved.’
“Bosch” is based on Michael Connelly’s internationally best-selling Harry Bosch book franchise, of which nearly 50 million copies have been sold worldwide. Season Two will be drawn from novels “Trunk Music” and “The Drop”. Returning to the series will be stars Titus Welliver (“Argo”, “Lost”, “The Good Wife”, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (“The Wire”) as his partner Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (“Being Human”) as Lt. Grace Billets, Lance Reddick (“Fringe”, “The Wire”) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving, and Sarah Clarke (“24”) as Eleanor Wish. The series was developed for television by Eric Overmyer (“Treme”, “The Wire”, “Homicide: Life on the Streets”) and is Executive Produced by Overmyer, Connelly, Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin (“The Killing”, “Odyssey”, “The Comedians”) and Pieter Jan Brugge (“Heat”, “The Insider”, “The Clearing2).
In the second season, Bosch will investigate the murder of a Hollywood producer who laundered money for the mob, and will also pursue serial killer Chilton Hardy. The investigations take Bosch from the Hollywood Hills down through the gritty back streets of LA and Las Vegas, threatening those closest to him – his teenage daughter and ex-wife.
About “Bosch” Season One
Distributed by Red Arrow International, “Bosch” (Season One: 10 x 1 hour) is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling book franchise. Set in LA, Titus Welliver (“Argo”) stars as relentless LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch. Even in the face of threats to himself and those he loves, he will stop at nothing to bring justice to victims. But behind his tireless loyalty and dedication is a man who is haunted by his past and who struggles to remain true to his own personal code: “Everybody counts or nobody counts”.
Season One of the series draws on plotlines from three “Bosch” novels: “Concrete Blonde”, “Echo Park” and “City Of Bones”, and was directed by Jim McKay (“The Wire”, “Boss”, “Rectify”) and showrun by Peabody Award winner Eric Overmyer (“Treme”, “The Wire”, “Homicide: Life on the Street”).
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Amazon Studios has also announced five additional, original series to debut in 2015 including Michael Connelly’s Bosch; Hand of God from Marc Forster and Ben Watkins; Red Oaks from Steven Soderbergh, David Gordon Green, Greg Jacobs and Joe Gangemi; and kids series Wishenpoof! from Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue Enterprises; as well as a second season of Transparent.
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