Now in its fourth year running, Bosch has already been set to launch Season 6 on Amazon Prime. With Season 5 still in the works, this announcement came as a surprise for fans.
Michael Connelly, author and producer of the show, shared his excitement with Deadline: “I’m on the set where we are wrapping up the filming of season 5, and now this great news that we get to do it again with a sixth season.”
Currently holding title as the longest running full hour series on Amazon Prime, Bosch is a prize-winner for Amazon’s new platform. Although Amazon doesn’t share its viewer statistics, Bosch retains a rating of 4.8 out of 5 with its most recent season. According to Albert Cheng of Amazon Studios, “Bosch is a customer and critical favorite and Amazon Prime members are fans of this long-running series that delivers strong storytelling, complex characters, and exceptional performances.”
Henrik Bastin, CEO of Fabrik Entertainment and executive producer of the series, was just as elated upon sharing the news: “One of the best things about producing a television show is that rare moment when you get to tell your entire cast and crew that the show is returning for another season.”
The gritty realism of the show has captivated audiences, exemplifying modern times. “I could not be prouder of the show we are making. Bosch is entertaining and relevant to our world today,” Connelly asserted. It’s a modern day film noir, with the skewed angles and distorted reflections, but in a slightly different take on the traditional shots. Such visual acuity meted with contemporary issues keeps Bosch at the top of Amazon’s must-watch list.
Season 5 is set to be released next year, with Season 6 tentatively to roll out in 2020. In Season 5, Titus Welliver will resume his role as the crime-hardened LAPD detective Harry Bosch, along with co-hosts Jamie Hector as Detective Jerry Edgar, his partner against crime, Amy Aquino as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz as his daughter, Maddie Bosch, and Lance Reddick as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.