Amazon has renewed their first original drama series Bosch, starring Titus Welliver and Lance Reddick, for a 10 episode second season, set to air in 2016.
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch series, Bosch follows the eponymous character, a relentless LAPD homicide detective as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected serial killer in cold blood. The drama series was developed by Connelly and Eric Overmyer and stars Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick, Annie Wersching, Sarah Clarke and Jason Gedrick.
The second season order comes less than a month after the series launched on Amazon’s streaming service Amazon Prime Instant Video in the US, the UK and Germany. It quickly outperformed every other of Amazon’s originals to rank as the most watched series, outperforming the likes of Alpha House, Transparent and Mozart In The Jungle.
It was after the numbers came in for Bosch, when it became clear the series had outranked every other original series to achieve the record of “biggest debut weekend, that Amazon entered into talks with the series producers to renew the drama for a second season. As with the first season, Red Arrow International retains global distribution rights outside of the US, UK and Germany and will continue to license the show to other broadcasters in those territories.
“We’re delighted to see that Amazon customers have immediately embraced Bosch,” said Amazon Studios’ Roy Price, who ordered the second season. “Fans will soon be able to enjoy more of this inspired adaptation brought to life by a remarkably gifted cast.”
The 10 episode second season of Bosch will enter production in Los Angeles later this year and will see Harry Bosch investigating the murder of a Hollywood producer who laundered money for the mob. He will also pursue serial killer Chilton Hardy, with the investigations take Bosch from the Hollywood Hills down through the gritty back streets of L.A. and Las Vegas, threatening those closest to him—his teenage daughter and ex-wife.
“I am very excited about continuing the Bosch story with season two,” said Michael Connelly. “I love what we started with and I think our plans for the second season will make the show even better and more exploratory of the character of Harry Bosch. We have a great cast and crew and we are all going to be one year better at this. I can’t wait.”
“It is great news that the huge success of the first season on Amazon has led to this swift recommission”, added Red Arrow International’s Henrik Pabst, who serves as an executive producer. “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.”