Amazon Bowing First Hour-Long Original Series, 'Bosch,' Feb. 1314 Jan, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Following its Golden Globe win with “Transparent,” Amazon Jan. 14 announced it will premiere all 10 episodes of its first hour-long drama series, 'Bosch,' Feb. 13 on Prime Instant Video in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch book series, “Bosch” stars Titus Welliver (“Sons of Anarchy,” Argo) as LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch. The series follows Bosch as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected killer.
Co-stars include Jamie Hector (“The Wire”) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (“Being Human”) as Lt. Grace Billets, Lance Reddick (“Fringe,” “The Wire”) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving, and Annie Wersching (“24,” “Extant”) as Julia Brasher, with Sarah Clarke (“24”) as Eleanor Wish and Jason Gedrick (“Luck”) as Raynard Waits.
Primarily based on elements from Connelly’s books City of Bones (2002), The Concrete Blonde (1994) and Echo Park (2006), Bosch’s investigation intensifies when a killer who has confessed to the boy’s murder escapes custody and begins a murderous rampage across Los Angeles. Bosch and the killer are locked in a cat and mouse game, with the killer taunting Bosch as the investigation turns personal.
The case unearths Bosch’s buried past as well as entangling his ex-wife and 14-year-old daughter. There have been 19 Harry Bosch novels published since 1992, including 2014’s No. 1 best-selling The Burning Room.
“I am very pleased with season one,” Connelly said in a statement. “We have been extremely loyal to the character and city in the books. I think anybody who likes Harry Bosch on the page is going to like him on screen too. Titus Welliver is perfectly cast and viewers are going to be drawn to him whether they’ve read the books or not.”
Other pending Amazon original dramas include “The After,” from Chris Carter, and “Mozart in the Jungle,” with Gael Garcia Bernal.