‘Bosch’: Here’s How Many Episodes Will Be in Upcoming Spinoff’s First Season

by Matthew Memrick

As fans clamor for hints about the ‘Bosch’ spinoff one thing is for sure — the show’s first season on IMDb.com will run for ten-episodes.

Series creator Michael Connelly talked about the new show in a June Newsweek interview. The first season will consist of 10 episodes and likely release weekly.

The spinoff, admittedly, was a surprise to many.

“It was not always discussed, and we went into Season 7 being told it was the end, and that’s all there was,” Connelly told Newsweek. “It’s bitter to sweet to hear it’s an end, but we had an amazing run, and it was really beneficial to know it’s the end so we could write towards a culmination of things and endpoints for characters.”

Already the excitement with cast and creators is apparent. Connelly has even thrown meat out to fans with a brief June Twitter clip of star and producer Titus Welliver. It shows him walking down a Los Angeles street with camera operators hard at work.

In another recent Newsweek interview, Connelly was quick to clear up any miscommunication with Welliver’s role as the main character in the spinoff series.

“I was like ‘Oh my gosh you play Bosch, no one else could play Bosch. Are you kidding me?’ and then suddenly he lit up, and it was a no-brainer,” Connelly said.

A look at Bosch’s ten-episode plan

Amazon released the first season on Oct. 8, 2015, and popular reviews and fanfare lead to seven seasons. Each of the first six seasons went ten episodes, with the last running just eight.

When Amazon announced that the popular series would end after its seventh season in February 2020, many mourned its end. But that despair went away when a Bosch spinoff, with Welliver and other cast members reprising their roles, was announced for IMDBtv.com.

Other guesses about the show are up to anyone. There’s no working show title or release date as of yet.

The new show’s storyline will likely pick up with daughter Madison Lintz (Maddie Bosch) and fierce defense attorney Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers) in more prominent roles as Harry Bosch shifts from public servant to a private investigator. Maddie Bosch’s character plot will likely involve her romantic relationship weaved with her desire to join the police.

As for other longtime cast members if Jamie Hector (Lieutenant Jerome “Jerry” Edgar), Amy Aquino (Lieutenant Grace Billets), and Lance Reddick (Police Chief Irv Irving) will return in the new show.

But one thing is for sure. Fans will return to the gritty Los Angeles drama whenever Connelly and company are ready for them.