An as-yet-untitled Bosch spin-off about Renée Ballard has been greenlit by Prime Video.
The series is based on the work by New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly. Connelly will executive produce under his Hieronymus Pictures banner, alongside Fabel Entertainment. Michael Alaimo (The Closer, The Man Who Fell to Earth) and Kendall Sherwood (Major Crimes, Your Honor) will both serve as showrunners.
The series follows Ballard, a Los Angeles detective, as she runs the police department’s underfunded cold case division. When she uncovers a larger conspiracy during her investigations, she leans on the assistance of her retired ally Harry Bosch.
“From books to screen, Michael Connelly creates authentic and suspenseful stories, led by distinctive characters who make audiences care and connect,” said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD originals, unscripted and targeted programming at Amazon MGM Studios. “Renée Ballard is one of those characters. She instantly captivated readers with hints of a troubled past and a protective layer of idiosyncrasies she developed to survive. We look forward to expanding the Bosch universe with Michael and introducing viewers to Ballard’s personal approach to pursuing justice.”
Connelly added, “It is so exciting to bring Renée Ballard to the screen and to do it with Prime Video, my streaming partners for going on 10 years. This show will have the same authenticity and propulsive momentum of Bosch: Legacy. Fans of the books will love it.”
Henrik Bastin, executive producer and CEO of Fabel Entertainment, said, “Alaimo and Sherwood have done an incredible job bringing Renée to life, and creating a show that feels contemporary and fresh while honoring the Michael Connelly Universe. As the producers of Bosch and Bosch: Legacy, we are sure fans will love this new installment in the franchise.”