Bosch is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books about a Los Angeles Police Department detective named Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch. According to Variety, the series follows Bosch as he tries to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while he himself is on trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.
The police drama series stars Titus Welliver (Argo) as Bosch. Annie Wersching (from Extant and The Last of Us) and Jamie Hector (of The Wire and Heroes) are set to co-star. Connelly and Eric Overmyer (of Boardwalk Empire) co-scripted the original series, and Henrik Bastin and Fabrik Entertainment (known for The Killing) are co-producers.
If Connelly’s success with stories and entertainment are any indication, Bosch could be a big hit for Amazon. Two of Connelly’s works have previously been turned into feature-length films: Blood Work in 2002 (directed by and starring Clint Eastwood) and The Lincoln Lawyer in 2011 (starring Matthew McConaughey as a criminal defense attorney who is also Bosch’s half-brother).
Amazon will likely debut Bosch in 2015 exclusively for its members on the Amazon Prime Instant Video subscription service.