Amazon okays Season 3 for 'Bosch,' Michael Connelly announces
Great news for Bosch fans: Amazon Prime has picked up the gripping crime series for a third season.
Author Michael Connelly, whose novels about Los Angeles Police Department detective Harry Bosch are the show's source material, announced the news Friday. Connelly, a Tampa resident who is a hands-on executive producer and writer for the series, wrote in a Facebook post, "Thank you to everybody who watched Season 2. Amazon makes their decisions based on viewer support. It’s been there from the start and I greatly appreciate every viewer of the show. Now we’ll get to work on making season 3 better than season 2 and a deeper look at Harry Bosch and his colleagues."
The gritty series, shot on location in L.A., stars Titus Welliver as the moody, driven detective. Season 2 just dropped on Amazon Prime on March 11. Amazon doesn't release viewer numbers for the series it produces, but the speed of this decision suggests Bosch was booming in streaming viewership.
Connelly wrote that Season 3 will be based on two of his novels: his first, The Black Echo, which was published in 1992 and won an Edgar Award for best first novel, and the 2001 book A Darkness More Than Night. In Black Echo, Bosch deals with the murder of someone he knows well; in Darkness, the main case is a murder that involves celebrities and sex. In the first two seasons, Connelly and the show's other writers have shaped material drawn from two or three of his novels into tightly knit, propulsive plots.
Connelly's next Bosch novel, The Wrong Side of Goodbye, will be published on Nov. 1.