The Bosch legacy will continue to grow at Prime Video.
The streamer on Friday gave a formal series order to an untitled spinoff focused on LAPD detective Renée Ballard, a major character in Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch novels, TVLine has learned.
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Per the official announcement, the series will follow Detective Ballard, “who is tasked with 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. 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.”
Detective Ballard has not yet been cast.
“From books to screen, Michael Connelly creates authentic and suspenseful stories, led by distinctive characters who make audiences care and connect,” Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD originals, unscripted, and targeted programming at Amazon MGM Studios, says in a statement. “Renée Ballard is one of those characters. She instantly captivated readers with hints of a troubled past and a protective layer of idiosyncrasies she developed to survive. We look forward to expanding the Bosch universe with Michael and introducing viewers to Ballard’s personal approach to pursuing justice.”
Adds Connelly, “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 spinoff will be executive-produced by Connelly, Michael Alaimo, Kendall Sherwood, Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate.
The original Bosch series, starring Titus Welliver in the title role, ran for seven seasons on Prime Video from 2014 to 2021. A spinoff, Bosch: Legacy, recently wrapped its second season on Amazon Freevee.
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