SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has greenlit a fifth season of the longest-running one-hour Prime Original Bosch. Executive Producers Eric Overmyer and Daniel Pyne are slated to team up as co-showrunners. Season four of the Emmy-nominated series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 13. Bosch is produced by Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company.
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, the hour-long series Bosch 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 season four, 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 has an average customer rating of 4.8, with 89% 5 star reviews. Here’s what customers have been saying:
- “This series is so amazing...the cast is perfect.”
- “This is THE detective show, the essence of LA noir not seen since the likes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammet [sic].”
- “This is a rare example of what great television is and can be.”
- “This series is just getting better and better.”
- “This is still the best crime drama on TV.”
“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,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “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.”
“I could not be prouder of the show we are making. Bosch is entertaining and relevant to our world today,” added Connelly. “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.”
“Producing Bosch for Amazon Prime Video has been an honor and a delight,” said Fabrik Entertainment CEO Henrik Bastin, who also executive produces the series. “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 to dive back into production on season five with Eric and Dan leading the team as co-showrunners.”
Henrik Pabst, President of Red Arrow Studios International, the TV distribution arm of Red Arrow Studios, said, “It’s fantastic news that Bosch will be back for season five. 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, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and is executive produced by Pyne (Backstabbing For Beginners, Fracture, The Manchurian Candidate), Overmyer, Bastin (The 100 Code, American Odyssey, The Comedians), Pieter Jan Brugge (Heat, The Insider, The Clearing), John Mankiewicz, Connelly, Pabst, Jan David Frouman and Elle Johnson. Welliver also serves as Producer.
Prime members can stream seasons one, two and three of Bosch exclusively via the Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at www.amazon.com/boschtv. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series is a global release and available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.
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About Fabrik Entertainment
Los Angeles-based television development and production company Fabrik Entertainment creates compelling, original programming both for the US and international markets. Led by CEO Henrik Bastin and President Melissa Aouate, and supported by VPs Abbey Morris and Paul Hilborn, Fabrik has built its reputation on producing outstanding high-impact series, both original and IP-based. Founded in 2005, Fabrik's credits include Amazon’s Bosch, AMC’s Emmy-nominated The Killing, HBO’s Nordic, WGN's 100 Code, NBC's American Odyssey, USA’s Burn Notice, The Comedians on FX and Fox’s The Good Guys. Through a strategic partnership with Red Arrow Studios, established in 2011, Fabrik extends its reach from a traditional US production company to that of a top-tier financier and distributor both in American and international markets. Fabrik is represented by Jared Levine at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. www.fabrikent.com
About Red Arrow Studios
Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories, including 10 companies based in the United States; world-leading digital studio, Studio71, based in six countries; and global film and TV distributors Red Arrow Studios International and Gravitas Ventures. The group’s significant output includes scripted, non-scripted and formatted content and IP, from TV and film to short-form and branded content, made for an array of global networks and platforms. Red Arrow Studios is part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of Europe's leading media groups. For more information, please visit: redarrow.tv