How ‘Bosch’ Paved the Way for Jack Reacher, Kay Scarpetta and Other Book-to-Streaming Crime Solvers

”Producers, writers and buyers feel more comfortable betting large“ on established characters, one literary packaging agent says

“Bosch,” the detective series based on the crime novels by Michael Connelly, celebrates the beginning of the end on June 25 when its final season launches on Amazon Prime Video.

However, LAPD Detective Heironymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver) will continue on the screen in an upcoming spinoff series for Amazon’s ad-supported IMDbTV — and be joined in the streaming world by a squad room of other crime solvers like Jack Reacher and Kay Scarpetta who got their start in bestselling book series.

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Diane Haithman

Senior Entertainment Business Reporter • • @dhaithman