Maggie Q to Headline Bosch Spinoff as Detective Renée Ballard

Maggie Q has been tapped to star as Detective Renée Ballard in the next spinoff of the Bosch TV franchise.

The Ballard character was first featured in author Michael Connelly’s The Late Show circa 2017, after which she appeared in Dark Sacred Night, The Night Fire and other novels.

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First teased over a year ago and ordered to series by Prime Video in November, the as-yet-untitled new entry in the Bosch universe finds Detective Ballard “running the LAPD’s new cold case division — a poorly funded, all-volunteer unit with the largest case load in the city.

“Ballard approaches these frozen-in-time cases with empathy and determination,” the synopsis continues. “When she uncovers a larger conspiracy during her investigations, she’ll lean on the assistance of her retired ally, Harry Bosch, to navigate the dangers that threaten both her unit and her life.”

As our sister site Deadline correctly pointed out in reporting this casting, Maggie Q like Renée Ballard was raised in Hawai’i.

Novelist and Bosch EP Connelly said in a previous statement, “It is so exciting to bring Renée Ballard to the screen and to do it with Prime Video, my streaming partners for going on 10 years. This show will have the same authenticity and propulsive momentum of Bosch: Legacy. Fans of the books will love it.”

The original Bosch series, starring Titus Welliver as the titular LAPD detective, ran for seven seasons on Prime Video from 2014 to 2021. The sequel series Bosch: Legacy, also starring Welliver, wrapped its second season on Amazon Freevee back in November, and was long ago renewed for a third. Another spinoff, starring Bosch vet Jamie Hector as Harry’s former partner, Detective Jerry Edgar, was in development as recently as May 2023.

Maggie Q’s previous TV roles include the Fox comedy Pivoting, ABC/Netflix’s Designated Survivor, CBS’ Stalker and the lead in The CW’s Nikita.

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