‘Bosch’: Author of Original Books, Michael Connelly, Reveals Which Book Spin-Off Will Be Based On

by Joe Rutland

Bosch will have a spin-off series starting up on IMDb TV, but fans might be wondering which one of the original books it’ll be based upon.

Well, Michael Connelly, who wrote the original Bosch books, let the proverbial cat out of the bag in an interview with Newsweek.

“I don’t know whether people will say ‘you’re giving away too much’ but hell, I wrote the books so I can talk about it,” Connelly said. “We’re really concentrating on one book, it’s called The Wrong Side of Goodbye, which is to me, of all the Bosch non-badge books, really is an homage to the great PI [private investigator] writers and novelists.”

‘Bosch’ Spin-Off Planned To Pick Up With Harry Bosch Now As A PI

The spin-off series, which does not have a name yet, picks up after Season 7 of Bosch, where detective Harry Bosch turns in his police badge and becomes a PI.

Connelly said he’s excited about bringing The Wrong Side of Goodbye and its storyline to TV.

“It’s very much one of my favorite books; it might be my favorite book because I finally get to the thing that inspired me to be a writer and that was the private eye novels of people like Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Dashiell Hammett,” he said.

Titus Welliver will still play Harry Bosch. Maddie Bosch [Madison Lintz] and Honey “Money” Chandler [Mimi Rogers] also will be in the spin-off, too.

Connelly said there should be a title for the spin-off pretty soon. Fans can go catch that final season of Bosch on Amazon Prime Video.

“If you call it just Bosch or just Bosch PI, we hesitate because [while] it’s a great thing to bring over the audience—it’s very recognizable, Bosch PI—it does not serve the other things we’re doing with Maddie Bosch and Money Chandler,” Connelly said. “We’re really building up these two other characters.”

Oh, if Welliver’s name sounds familiar, then for Deadwood fans it should. He played Silas Adams on that show.

Show’s Fans Can Still Watch It For Free But There’s a Catch on IMDb

Now Bosch fans want to know if they can watch it for free on IMDb. Yes, but there’s a catch to it.

You will have to go on IMDb and create an account for free. That’s not the only catch, though. Advertisements will find their way into each episode.

IMDb offers a rotating library of familiar titles from movies to TV. It’s likely more diversified than any individual cable TV channel. In that respect, the advertisements are a small price to pay.

It’s only fitting that the new spin-off found a home on the free-to-watch IMDb TV streaming service. It is an Amazon Original show. The rebranded streaming service is owned by Amazon, too.