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Maggie Q to Lead ‘Bosch’ Spin-Off Series

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Maggie Q as Tess in the action/thriller, 'Fear the Night,' a Quiver Distribution release.

Maggie Q as Tess in the action/thriller, ‘Fear the Night,’ a Quiver Distribution release. Photo courtesy of Quiver Distribution.

Preview:

  • Another ‘Bosch’ series is in development at Prime Video.
  • Maggie Q will star as the character of Renée Ballard.
  • Titus Welliver is likely to show up as Harry Bosch.

The “Bosch-iverse” based on author Michael Connelly’s grumpy LAPD (and now retired) detective character has proven to be quite the fertile franchise ground for Amazon’s Prime Video.

We had seven seasons of the main ‘Bosch’ show adapted from the books and starring Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch between 2014 and 2021. He’s a man unafraid of digging into Los Angeles’ darkest corners to figure out cryptic violent crimes, partially driven by the ghosts of his past, including the unsolved murder of his mother.

That was followed by the ongoing series ‘Bosch: Legacy’ on ad-supported sibling channel Freevee, which sees a retired Harry working as a private eye and allied with his one-time enemy Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers).

Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler and Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

(L to R) Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler and Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

Looking to keep the ‘Bosch’ party going (and this time back on the main Prime Video service), the company has now commissioned a second spin-off, this time one not featuring Harry Bosch.

Instead, Maggie Q will star in an untitled new show about Detective Renée Ballard, a character from another series of Connelly’s books, albeit one where Bosch pops up from time to time.

Related Article: Titus Welliver and Mimi Rogers Talk ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2 and Beyond

What’s the story of the new ‘Bosch’ spin-off?

It’s personal for Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) as season 2 of 'Bosch: Legacy' kicks off with a two episode premiere this fall on Amazon Freevee.

It’s personal for Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) as season 2 of ‘Bosch: Legacy’ kicks off with a two episode premiere this fall on Amazon Freevee. Photo Credit: Tyler Golden.

The new series follows 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 (Welliver), to navigate the dangers that threaten both her unit and her life.

This new show will be based on the Ballard books, of which there are six. The character was introduced in 2017 tome ‘The Late Show’, named after the night shift, called “the late show,” that she works. It was followed by ‘Dark Sacred Night’ in 2018, ‘The Night Fire’ in 2019, ‘The Dark Hours’ in 2021 and ‘Desert Star’ in 2022. The sixth book, ‘The Waiting’, is scheduled for release on November 5th.

Who is making the new ‘Bosch’ spin-off?

Author and 'Bosch: Legacy' Season 2 executive producer Michael Connelly.

Author and ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2 executive producer Michael Connelly.

Michael Alaimo and Kendall Sherwood will run the new show, which is now in pre-production, while Connelly is as usual involved as a writer and producer.

Now, if only Amazon and Netflix could work out a deal, so we can have the TV version of Connelly’s other big character, ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ (with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller) crossover with the Bosch-iverse…

When will the new ‘Bosch’ spin-off be on screens?

With the show at a relatively early stage, there is no official release date on the books just yet. ‘Bosch’ fans will for now have to content themselves with the third season of ‘Bosch: Legacy’, which is filming and could well be out later this year.

Maggie Q as Tess in the action/thriller, 'Fear the Night,' a Quiver Distribution release.

Maggie Q as Tess in the action/thriller, ‘Fear the Night,’ a Quiver Distribution release. Photo courtesy of Quiver Distribution.

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