Amazon Renews First Original Hour-Long Drama Series ‘Bosch’ for Season 2

Book adaptation had website’s biggest debut weekend and is the most-watched show on Prime Instant Video in its first four weeks

Last Updated: March 18, 2015 @ 11:36 AM

Amazon has renewed hour-long drama “Bosch” for a second season — and based on the book adaptation’s streaming popularity and the vastness of the source material, there could be many more announcements like this one in the coming years.

“Bosch,” which is based on Michael Connelly‘s Harry Bosch 19-book series, had the website’s biggest debut weekend among all Amazon Original Series and is the most-watched title on Prime Instant Video through its first four weeks.

The next run will adapt Connelly’s “Trunk Music” and “The Drop.” Returning to the series are titular star Titus WelliverJamie Hector as his partner Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Lt. Grace Billets, Lance Reddick as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving, and Sarah Clarke as Eleanor Wish.

The series was developed for television by Eric Overmyer, who executive produces with Connelly, Henrik Bastin and Pieter Jan Brugge.

“We’re delighted to see that Amazon customers have immediately embraced Bosch,” said Roy Price, vice president for Amazon Studios. “Fans will soon be able to enjoy more of this inspired adaptation brought to life by a remarkably gifted cast.”

“I am very excited about continuing the Bosch story with season two,” “I love what we started with and I think our plans for the second season will make the show even better and more exploratory of the character of Harry Bosch. We have a great cast and crew and we are all going to be one year better at this. I can’t wait.”

“It is great news that the huge success of the first season on Amazon has led to this swift recommission,” remarked Henrik Pabst, managing director at Red Arrow International. “The response from international broadcasters, viewers and the press has been unprecedented, and we are excited about the ongoing future of this new crime franchise, and enjoying its success with Amazon. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

On the second season of “Bosch,” the relentless LAPD detective will investigate the murder of a Hollywood producer who laundered money for the mob. He will also pursue serial killer Chilton Hardy and the investigations take Bosch from the Hollywood Hills down through the gritty back streets of L.A. and Las Vegas, threatening those closest to him — his teenage daughter and ex-wife.

Prime members can watch all 10 episodes of “Bosch” from the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online.