SBS Australia has bought Seasons One and Two of major new crime series “Bosch”, with Season One airing on SBS ONE in July, 2015.
Amazon recently ordered a second season of the crime series. This came one month after the release of Season One, which broke records with 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.
Marshall Heald, Director of Television and Online Content for SBS says “SBS is delighted to have secured the new US drama series, ‘Bosch’. The story of LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch has captivated millions of readers for years and ‘Bosch’ the series brings the same grit and intrigue fans of author Michael Connelly’s best-selling franchise expect and new audiences will be gripped by. ‘Bosch’ is the perfect addition to SBS’s slate of premium drama and enhances our commitment to delivering the world’s best drama to Australian Audiences.”
Jamie I, VP Sales Asia Pacific at Red Arrow International says “‘Bosch’ is a hot crime property with its record-breaking run on Amazon and recent second season pick up. It’s fantastic news that it will be travelling across the world to Australia.”
Based on Michael Connelly’s internationally best-selling Harry Bosch book franchise, “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.
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”).
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.
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