Bosch – Your beginners guide to the Amazon Prime Video series

Catch up on the detective drama, which has four seasons streaming and a fifth coming soon.

Bosch is the next TV drama you need to add to your must-watch list.

The smouldering and tense series from Amazon Prime Video follows the homicide detective Hieronymus ‘Harry’ Bosch.

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With four seasons already streaming and a fifth in the pipeline, here’s a quick crash course on all things Bosch.

What is Bosch?

Bosch on Amazon Prime Video

Bosch is a classic police procedural from Amazon Prime Video, which has a grissly underbelly and LA Noir vibe.

The show was developed by Eric Overmyer (The Wire, St Elsewhere, The Man in The High Castle) and the first four seasons are available to stream now.

Watch a season 1 + 2 recap


What is Bosch based on?

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The series is based on Michael Connelly’s book series, which dates back to 1992.

Connelly is still adding new books to the Bosch collection, so there is no shortage of material for the show to build upon with the TV series.

The show first four seasons have been inspired by the Bosch novels Trunk Music, The Drop, The Last Coyote, City of Bones, Echo Park, The Black Echo, A Darkness More Than Night, Angels Flight and The Concrete Blonde

Who is in the cast?


Titus Welliver (Lost’s Man in Black) plays Bosch.

He might not have the look of Harry Bosch in the novels (there’s no moustache here), but Michael Connelly knew that he had the right man in Titus.

Speaking about the original casting, Connelly told Digital Spy: “Our real challenge was finding someone who could help us with the issue we had, of Bosch being a very internal guy and how do we show that?

"I struck me that Titus was a guy who could portray Harry Bosch's inner demons, and so I threw his name onto the list - when he came in, we knew we had the right guy right there.

"It was one of those things where you instinctively know in the moment- he's the guy. It was a snap decision, but here we are, almost two years later, and I still feel like we've got the right guy."

The cast also includes Jamie Hector as Bosch’s partner, Detective Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Bosch’s superior, Lieutenant Grace Billets and Lance Reddick as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.

Madison Lintz plays Bosch’s teenage daughter Maddie, while Sarah Clarke is cast as his ex-wife Eleanor Wish

How many seasons have there been so far?


Four seasons and season 5 was confirmed before season 4 even began streaming. So it doesn’t look there’s any sign of the show stopping soon.

Speaking to Deadline about the show’s continued success, Connelly said: "I could not be prouder of the show we are making. Bosch is entertaining and relevant to our world today.

“On top of that we have a fantastic writing staff and the cast and crew are the best. We feel we are just hitting our stride. Season 4 is based on [the book] 'Angels Flight' and I don’t think we could have chosen a more timely story to tell."

Praising the show’s fourth season, IndieWire wrote: “The love of LA and the strong storytelling, not to mention the top-notch characterizations and performances, remain as consistent as ever. What makes Bosch one of the best cop shows on the air hasn’t changed since its first season.”

When is season 5 coming?

The release date isn’t confirmed yet, but the series is expected to return with new episodes in 2019.

“As Amazon Prime Video’s longest-running one-hour series, ‘Bosch’ has long been a cornerstone of our scripted programming, and Prime members consistently clamor for more,” saod Sharon Tal Yguado, Amazon Studios head of scripted series.

“We are excited to give them another season with Harry Bosch, Jerry Edgar, Grace Billets and the rest of the diverse characters that make up the Bosch universe.”

Watch the season 4 trailer


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