After seven successful seasons on Amazon Prime, “Bosch” will be heading over to IMDb TV for a spin-off series.
Titus Welliver, who has embodied Detective Harry Bosch for seven seasons, will return for the new series. He’ll be joined by Madison Lintz, who plays daughter Maddie Bosch, and Mimi Rogers, who plays Honey “Money” Chandler.
The seventh season of the hit Amazon crime show was supposed to be the last, and it only just released. But creator and author of the original book series Michael Connelly wrote several books past the end of season seven, showing Bosch as a private eye. When he was approached about doing a spin-off, the author hopped on board.
But when Connelly first communicated with Welliver about the new show, he didn’t tell the actor outright that he’d be reprising the role of Bosch, according to Newsweek.
“I felt kind of bad because I misspoke when I told him, ‘Hey, we’re going to do a spin-off with Bosch as a private eye,’ and he just kind of nodded,” Connelly said to Newsweek. “I didn’t think of it in terms of an actor, and he thought, ‘So you’re gonna reboot it with a younger guy or something.’ He was like, ‘Who plays Bosch?’”
Connely quickly clarified. “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.
“I felt like, ‘Boy, did I mishandle that.’ I was trying to deliver good news, but for three seconds it was a, ‘I’ve been replaced’ kind of feeling,” Connelly said. “I didn’t view it from the point of view of an actor and that’s shame on me.”
What Does the Bosch Cast Have to Say About the End of the Series?
Madison Lintz took to Instagram last month to share her thoughts on the final season and upcoming spin-off. She posted the caption along with a promo poster for the final season.
“The final case,” Lintz wrote. “Season 7 was one of my absolute favorites to film, even with Covid-19. Today is a bittersweet ending and an exciting new beginning (we started our first official day of the Bosch Untitled Spinoff today). Love my Bosch family.”
Back in March, Mimi Rogers also posted about the spin-off on Instagram. “Could not be any happier,” she wrote, alongside a screenshot of a Deadline article announcing the new series.
Titus Welliver posted the same screenshot along with this caption. “Thrilled and filled with tremendous gratitude for the opportunity to continue the ride with Harry! Thank you all for the years of support to Bosch. Get ready, it’s going to be a hell of a ride!!”