One of the more enjoyable crime series of recent years has been Amazon’s adaptation of Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch series.
And now there’s bittersweet news from the streaming service: it has renewed the show for a seventh series, but that seventh series will be the last.
The Hollywood Reporter says: “Bosch will sign off presumably in 2021 as Amazon’s longest-running scripted original. An episode count for the final season has not been determined. Heading into the sixth season, Bosch has already produced 50 episodes — more than any other Amazon scripted original. No scripted series at the streamer has reached the seven-season mark, either.”
Connelly himself tweeted: “Drawing from the novels The Concrete Blonde and The Burning Room, the seventh and final season of @BoschAmazon will have Harry Bosch and Jerry Edgar pursuing two separate but perilous murder investigations that will take them to the highest levels of white-collar crime and the deadly depths of the street-level drug trade. The sixth season of Bosch will premiere later this year on Amazon Prime Video. Look for the seventh season in 2021.”
He also added: “I’m proud of what we have accomplished with Bosch and look forward to completing the story in season 7. It’s bittersweet but all good things come to an end and I am happy that we will be able to go out the way we want to.
“This started seven years ago with showrunner Eric Overmyer and me writing the pilot. We plan to write the last episode together as well. We’ll leave behind the longest-running show so far on Amazon and it will be there to be discovered by new viewers for as long as people are streaming. That is amazing to me.
“The other thing is that we would not have come all this way without Titus Welliver. There could not have been a better actor to play this role or a better team player to build this show around.”
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