New Bosch spin-off announced

Second spin-off based on the work of author Michael Connelly to centre around LAPD’s cold case division and Det. Renée Ballard.

Prime Video has ordered a Bosch spinoff, the second from the series based on the work of author Michael Connelly (pictured).

The 10-episode series, first reported as being in the works at Amazon MGM Studios in February, will centre around the LAPD’s cold case division and Det. Renée Ballard.

The currently untitled series “follows Detective Renée Ballard, who is tasked with running the LAPD’s new cold case division—a poorly funded, all-volunteer unit with the largest case load in the city. Ballard approaches these frozen-in-time cases with empathy and determination. When she uncovers a larger conspiracy during her investigations, she’ll lean on the assistance of her retired ally, Harry Bosch, to navigate the dangers that threaten both her unit and her life.”

“It is so exciting to bring Renée Ballard to the screen and to do it with Prime Video, my streaming partners for going on 10 years,” Connelly said. “This show will have the same authenticity and propulsive momentum of Bosch: Legacy.’Fans of the books will love it.”

The series is executive produced by Connelly, Michael Alaimo, and Kendall Sherwood. Alaimo and Sherwood will also serve as showrunners. Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate will executive produce for Fabel Entertainment with Jasmine Russ as co-executive producer. Jamie Boscardin Martin and Trey Batchelor will also serve as co-executive producers. Theresa Snider will co-executive produce for Hieronymus Pictures.

“Alaimo and Sherwood have done an incredible job bringing Renée to life, and creating a show that feels contemporary and fresh while honoring the Michael Connelly Universe. As the producers of Bosch and Bosch: Legacy, we are sure fans will love this new installment in the franchise,” said Bastin, CEO of Fabel Entertainment.

“From books to screen, Michael Connelly creates authentic and suspenseful stories, led by distinctive characters who make audiences care and connect,” said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD originals, unscripted, and targeted programming at Amazon MGM Studios. “Renée Ballard is one of those characters. She instantly captivated readers with hints of a troubled past and a protective layer of idiosyncrasies she developed to survive. We look forward to expanding the Bosch universe with Michael and introducing viewers to Ballard’s personal approach to pursuing justice.”

Source: Variety

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  1. I would prefer that the Jerry Edgar character played by Jamie Hector was further developed with his own spin-off series, there was an edginess to Jerry, he had some flaws and a past, but he is a dedicated detective deserving more credit. The first season of the first spin-off ‘Bosch:Legacy’ was watchable but I missed the Police procedure banter, and those moments involving Lance Reddick and Amy Aquino was missed too, their characters filled the shows slower moments. The second spin-off season has meandered a bit, featuring a somewhat contrived incident involving Maddie, no doubt to give Madison Lintz a more prominent leading role, but I’m not sure how much further this Bosch franchise can go.

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