Amazon greenlights Bosch Season 5 and sets Season 4 premiere
Amazon announced today that it has greenlit a fifth season of the longest-running one-hour Amazon Prime Video Original, Bosch. Executive producers Eric Overmyer and Daniel Pyne are slated to team up as co-showrunners for Bosch Season 5.
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, the hour-long series stars Titus Welliver (Lost) as homicide Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead) as Maddie Bosch, and Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.
In the ten-episode fourth season, when an attorney is murdered on the eve of his civil rights trial against the LAPD, Bosch is assigned to lead a task force to solve the crime before the city erupts in a riot. Bosch must pursue every lead, even if it turns the spotlight back on his own department. One Murder intertwines with another, and Bosch must reconcile his past to find a justice that has long eluded him.
Season three of Bosch has been met with strong customer ratings and reviews. Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series at Amazon Studios, said: “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. 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.”
Author Michael Connelly also spoke on the renewal, saying: “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 four is based on Angels Flight and I don’t think we could have chosen a more timely story to tell.”
Bosch is produced by Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company. CEO of Fabrik Entertainment, Henrik Bastin, who also exec produces the series, stated: “Producing Bosch for Amazon Prime Video has been an honor and a delight. Sharon Tal Yguado and her entire team have shown incredible support in the creative process and we couldn’t be more pleased to debut season four this coming April and then dive back into production on season five with Eric and Dan leading the team as co-showrunners.”
“It’s fantastic news that Bosch will be back for season five,” Henrik Pabst, President of Red Arrow Studios International, the TV distribution arm of Red Arrow Studios, added. “Amazon Prime Video’s longest-running drama is a huge hit internationally, and Bosch fans around the world will be delighted by the news.”
Bosch was developed for television by Overmyer (Treme, The Wire) and is executive produced by Pyne (Fracture), Overmyer, Bastin (American Odyssey), Pieter Jan Brugge (Heat), John Mankiewicz, Connelly, Pabst, Jan David Frouman, and Elle Johnson. Welliver also serves as producer.
Season four of the Emmy-nominated series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 13. Check out the season four trailer below!