We all know that the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime are changing the way we consume our televisual media, and both these main two online on-demand service are producing some good stuff. The latter – Amazon Prime – is now the first-watch home of Ripper Street, and also an original drama, Bosch, which debuted its first series last year and went down a treat. Now the service has announced when series two is hitting our screens.
Expanding upon the successful novels by Michael Connelly, Bosch introduces viewers to the roguish Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) – a detective who lives by his own code (yes, another one). Often, it’s this code that puts Bosch in direct conflict (professionally and personally) with those around him. As a result, this creates a constant tension that follows Harry throughout the course of the season as he works to solve a dark and layered mystery.
This tension highlights the fine line Bosch walks as he attempts to be a decent father, a civil ex-husband, and a good detective. The series interweaves LA as an iconic visual character throughout each episode and combines the realistic elements of classic crime and film noir to create a cinematic environment. In series two, the show explores aspects of Bosch’s character that series one touched on.
Because of his lone-wolf nature, series two finds Bosch on a path of rediscovery. With his career in question, he is closer with his daughter but removed from his former life. This all changes when a new murder calls him back into action, challenging him to juggle the many facets of his life again. In the face of a new case, who is Bosch now as a detective? An ex-husband? A father? In this season, customers are given a closer and deeper look at the ‘man behind the badge’.
Catch series two of Bosch on Amazon Prime from 11th March.