How ‘Bosch’ Spinoff Will Differ From the Original Series

Amazon Prime Video‘s long-running hit series Bosch just ended a remarkable seven-season run. In March 2021, Amazon’s ad-supported streaming service, IMDb TV scooped up Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) for an untitled spinoff. It’s set to air in 2022. Here’s how the new iteration might differ from its original series.

‘Bosch’ ended a successful seven season run and fans wanted more

Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch walks the street holding his jacket in hand.
Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch | Amazon Prime Video

Detective Harry Bosch ruled Amazon Prime for seven strong seasons. The “everybody counts or nobody counts” character made a lasting impression. This is exactly why IMDb decided to carry on Bosch’s legacy in a new spinoff.

If you’ll remember, Bosch left the LAPD in the series finale episode. The ending left room for a new journey. The untitled series will feature Harry’s daughter Maddie Bosch (Madison Lintz) and Honey “Money” Chandler (Mimi Rogers).

Season 7 referred to author Michael Connelly’s 2014 novel The Burning Room with a few pieces pulled from his 1992 book, The Concrete Blonde. Bosch began with a series of Connelly’s books but the spinoff will pull from another novel. Eric Ellis Overmyer and Michael Connelly will produce this version as well. Still, Connelly has little say in what source material is utilized for each series.

“I don’t actually get to choose the books, I tell them what I think would work, and people read them and come back and this one was kind of a no-brainer right away,” Connelly told Newsweek.

How the new ‘Bosch’ spinoff will be different

Many details about the Bosch spinoff have yet to be revealed. We do know the show will stem from Connelly’s 2016 novel, The Wrong Side of Goodbye with a slight time jump. Those two things alone differ from the original Bosch which used material from Connelly’s other novels.

“It’s one of my favorites, so I’m really glad we chose that,” previously told the Tampa Bay Times. “We also have some leftover stuff and characters from Season 7, a little bit of unfinished business.”

He added that the new series is “basically the same machine that’s made seven seasons of Bosch.”

“The last season of Bosch starts Jan. 1 of 2020. That was pre-COVID, pre-George Floyd. There were a lot of changes in the LAPD,” he said. “Now we’re jumping forward 18 months, not post any of that but on the other side of that. So we’re able to bring all that into the storytelling.”

As for whether any other Bosch alums will show up, he teased: “We hope we’ll have like cameos and stuff. Nothing I can tell you that’s rock-solid but I’d hate to do a show and not have Crate and Barrel show up.”

Titus Welliver is a fan of Michael Connelly’s books

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To play Harry Bosch, it helps that the tattooed lead, Welliver, loves Connelly’s work.

“I read all the books, some of them multiple times, and something that I’ve always said to Mike Connelly is that there’s something [special] about the books when Harry leaves the force,” Welliver told Vulture. “He’s older, there’s a different kind of vulnerability. He’s not part of the police organization anymore.”

The Wrong Side of Goodbye follows Bosch as a private investigator when he’s hired by an elderly reclusive billionaire in search of a former girlfriend who might’ve given birth to his son. 

“It’s very much one of my favorite books; it might be my favorite book because I finally get to the thing that inspired me to be a writer and that was the private eye novels of people like Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Dashiell Hammett,” Connelly added.

Bosch Seasons 1-7 are currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.