Amazon Cop Drama Bosch Hires New Boss

Titus Welliver Bosch

Amazon’s cop drama Bosch has been largely under the radar compared to the streaming network’s higher-profile hits like Mozart in the Jungle and The Man in the High Castle. It’s a solid, entertaining crime drama, however, anchored by a strong lead performance by Titus Welliver and a talented supporting cast. The show is set to return for both a third and fourth season, but it’s getting a behind-the-scenes shake-up the promotion of a new showrunner.

Deadline reports that Daniel Pyne (Alcatraz) will be taking the reins of Bosch going forward. Pyne was already working as an executive producer on Bosch‘s upcoming third season, but he’ll now take a seat in the big chair after the departure of Eric Overmyer, Bosch‘s previous showrunner. Overmyer jumped ship to take over as showrunner on Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, but he will remain an executive producer on Bosch.

TV veteran John Mankiewicz will also be joining Bosch as an executive producer. Mankiewicz is a frequent collaborator with Pyne, and his long resume includes contributions to House, Hill Street Blues, and the awesome but short-lived Karen Sisco back in the early 2000s.

Bosch stars Titus Welliver as Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch, a hard-bitter LA homicide detective. The series is based on author Michael Connelly’s novels. The first season, which launched in 2015, adapted material from three of Connelly’s Bosch books: City of Bones, Echo Park, and The Concrete Blonde. The pilot premiered as part of Amazon’s Pilot Season program in early 2014, after which Amazon soon picked it up for a full first season.

Season three of Bosch will premiere sometime in 2017, and will adapt elements from two more of Connelly’s novels, The Black Echo and A Darkness More Than Night. In the meantime, Prime customers can stream the first two seasons on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

David Wharton

David Wharton

David Wharton has been a freelance writer and editor for over 12 years, contributing to publications such a The Daily Dot, CinemaBlend, GiantFreakinRobot, Cinescape, and Creative Screenwriting. He lives in Texas with three children, four dogs, and his wife. Email him at davidwharton@streamingobserver.com.
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