Michael Connelly Says Bosch Is Just Like Batman – Without ‘the Cape and Mask and Stuff’ | Video

WrapPRO Roundtable: ”We always make time for him to look down on the city he is trying to protect,“ the bestselling crime novelist says of the ”Bosch“ TV detective

MIchael Connelly‘s brooding LAPD detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch may have morphed from Connelly’s popular crime novels into a TV detective in Amazon Prime’s “Bosch” series, but a major inspiration for the character has remained the same: Batman.

“I did draw a kinship, in a way, to Batman,” Connelly said in a conversation with TheWrap’s Diane Haithman about “Bosch,” which stars Titus Welliver and returns for its seventh and final season on June 25. “Of all the different superheroes when I was growing up, Batman was probably the one that I was most interested in.

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Diane Haithman

Diane Haithman

Senior Entertainment Business Reporter • diane@thewrap.com • @dhaithman Diane came to TheWrap from a position as Staff Reporter at The Los Angeles Business Journal, covering Entertainment/Media, Philanthropy and Style. Diane was a Los Angeles Times Staff Writer for two decades, covering arts, culture and the TV industry. Her novel Dark Lady of Hollywood was published to critical acclaim by Harvard Square Editions in 2014. She serves on the adjunct faculty of Emerson College Los Angeles and has taught feature writing at USC. Diane is co-author of the nonfiction book The Elder Wisdom Circle Guide for a Meaningful Life (Penguin/Plume 2007) and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists-Los Angeles Chapter.