AVOD streamer IMDb TV has ordered a new drama spun off from Bosch, the long-running scripted series that is set to end after its seventh season on fellow Amazon-owned Prime Video.
The as-yet untitled series, which has been labelled an IMDb TV original, will be produced by Henrik Bastin’s Fabel Entertainment and will continue to be based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels.
The show marks the first series to be greenlit by IMDb TV that is based on a show originating from an Amazon Studios series.
The new drama will begin filming later this year with stars Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers and Madison Lintz reprising their roles. The story follows the title character as he finds himself working with his one-time enemy and top-notch attorney Honey “Money” Chandler.
Fast-moving Fabel & IMDb first
The commission comes just over a week since Fabel Entertainment was unveiled by Bastin, following his exit from Red Arrow Studios-backed Fabrik Entertainment, which produced the Amazon Prime Video series.
The Bosch spin-off is being executive produced by Connelly, Eric Overmyer, Tom Bernardo, Bastin, Pieter Jan Brugge, Welliver and Zetna Fuentes. Fuentes (Bosch) will also direct the spin-off pilot.
Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-heads of content & programming at IMDb TV, said their streamer was “the perfect home to extend the longstanding Amazon Studios relationship with the immensely talented Michael Connelly, Eric Overmyer, Tom Bernardo, Henrik Bastin, Pieter Jan Brugge, Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers and Madison Lintz.”
The duo added: “Bosch has entertained fans season after season through vibrant storytelling and distinctive characters, and we are thrilled to evolve Bosch and ‘Money’ Chandler’s adventures through a new, ambitious IMDb TV Original and the first series spin-off for Amazon Studios.”
Welliver said: “To be given the opportunity to tell more Harry Bosch stories is a tremendous gift. The process of shooting season seven with the shadow of it being our final loomed heavily so when the idea was presented to continue with the possibility of a spinoff, without hesitation I said, ‘let’s go.'”
Connelly added: “To continue our relationship with Amazon and be part of the IMDb TV line up will insure our commitment to providing viewers with a high-quality, creative and relevant show.” Bastin said the spin-off would “be a new show with its distinct voice and tone” but would also ensure fans of the original “will feel right at home.”
IMDb TV has been expanding its originals slate recently, recently debuting docuseries Top Class: The Life And Times O The Sierra Canyon Trailblazers and adding shows such as the second season of Sony’s spy thriller Alex Rider to its slate.