When I interviewed Michael Connelly in January about the bittersweet finale of Bosch, the hit Amazon Prime television series based on his novels about a Los Angeles detective, I asked him if Harry Bosch would ever return to TV.
Connelly said, “Never say never.”
Seems like Bosch didn’t even have time to put his feet up, sip a beer and listen to some Frank Morgan records. A news release Wednesday announced that Amazon has picked up a spinoff series about the next chapter of Bosch’s life for its free IMDb TV streaming service.
The series will bring back Bosch star Titus Welliver as the beloved tough detective, with Madison Lintz reprising her role as his daughter, Maddie, and Mimi Rogers returning as Honey “Money” Chandler, ace defense attorney and Harry’s frequent nemesis.
There’s no title yet for the spinoff, but filming is set to begin later this year, with Connelly, who has a home in Tampa, continuing in his executive producer role along with the rest of the Bosch creative team.
“I am beyond excited by this and I think the fans that have called for more Bosch will be as well,” Connelly said in the release. “To continue the Harry Bosch story and see him team up with ‘Money’ Chandler will be more than I could have ever wished for. ... I can’t wait to get started.”
In the meantime, another TV series, The Lincoln Lawyer, based on Connelly’s novels about attorney Mickey Haller, is set to begin production for Netflix.
The seventh and last season of Bosch will drop on Amazon sometime this summer (no date yet); the first six seasons are streaming.
And if you like your Bosch on the page, he’ll team up with Detective Renée Ballard in Connelly’s next novel, The Dark Hours, out Nov. 9.