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‘Bosch’ fans, just two more seasons to go

Amazon Prime’s longest-running original series, based on the novels by Michael Connelly, is renewed for a seventh, but final, season.
Titus Welliver, left, plays Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch in the Amazon series "Bosch," based on the series of books by Michael Connelly, right. [GENARO MOLINA | Los Angeles Times]

The good news: The sixth season of Bosch drops on Amazon Prime soon.

The better news: Amazon has picked up the series for a seventh season.

The sad news: That seventh season in 2021 will be Bosch’s last.

The series, the longest-running original show on the streaming service, is based on the 22-book series about Los Angeles Police Department (and later freelance) Detective Harry Bosch, written by Michael Connelly. The author, who has a home in Tampa, is one of the bestselling crime fiction authors in the world, and he has been deeply involved in the TV series since its inception.

In an announcement on his website, Connelly said, “I’m proud of what we have accomplished with Bosch and look forward to completing the story in Season 7. It’s bittersweet, but all good things come to an end, and I am happy that we will be able to go out the way we want to.”

Connelly praised actor Titus Welliver, who played the title character, saying he would be “Harry Bosch for the ages.”

Related: Why does Amazon's 'Bosch' feel so much like the books? It's Michael Connelly

The seventh and final season of the show will be based on two Bosch novels, The Concrete Blonde (1994) and The Burning Room (2014).

Connelly will publish two new novels this year. Fair Warning, about journalist Jack McEvoy, whom Connelly last featured in The Scarecrow in 2009, will be released on May 26. A yet-untitled novel about Mickey Haller, of Connelly’s Lincoln Lawyer series, will be out in the fall.

Haller will be the focus of the next TV series to be based on Connelly’s books. The Lincoln Lawyer is in development as a CBS series, with David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Boston Legal) as showrunner and Connelly as one of the executive producers.

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