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Following a ruling last month that the Television Academy would only consider half hour shows eligible for the comedy category at the Emmys, a panel of nine analysts have now begun handing down the rulings for exemptions in the selection process. The panel, which was set up to determine the category assignment of hour-long shows that appealed their placement in drama, has now ruled, as per Variety, that the Fox show Glee, the Showtime series Shameless, and the CW series Jane The Virgin can compete as comedies at the upcoming primetime Emmys. The decision will apply to all categories, from Acting to Directing, and so on.
One show that notably wasn’t granted a waiver, however, is the Netflix serial Orange Is The New Black. The series, which revolves around the inhabitants of a women’s prison, was categorised as a comedy at last year’s Primetime Emmys, where it picked up three wins. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
After breaking Amazon records with the biggest debut weekend of all Amazon Original Series, and being the top-watched title on Amazon Prime Instant Video, across movies and TV series in its first four weeks, it’s comes as no surprise that Amazon have renewed Bosch for a second season.
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books, Bosch will return for a new season with stars Titus Welliver (Lost, The Good Wife), Jamie Hector (The Wire), Amy Aquino (Being Human), Lance Reddick (Fringe, The Wire) and Sarah Clarke (24). Season two will be drawn from Connelly’s bestselling Harry Boach novels Trunk Music and The Drop.
We’re delighted to see that Amazon customers have immediately embraced Bosch. Fans will soon be able to enjoy more of this inspired adaptation brought to life by a remarkably gifted cast.
Adds author Michael Connelly:
- Phil Wheat
A month after its record breaking debut, Amazon has announced that it has given the greenlight to a second season of its original drama series Bosch, which is based upon Michael Connelly’s bestselling book series and sees Titus Welliver (Lost) leading the cast as Harry Bosch.
“We’re delighted to see that Amazon customers have immediately embraced Bosch,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “Fans will soon be able to enjoy more of this inspired adaptation brought to life by a remarkably gifted cast.”
“I am very excited about continuing the Bosch story with season two,” said Michael Connelly. “I love what we started with and I think our plans for the second season will make the show even better and more exploratory of the character of Harry Bosch. We have a great cast and crew and we are all going to be one year better at this. »
- Gary Collinson
Here's the press release:
Amazon Greenlights Second Season of Its Hour-Long Original Drama Series "Bosch"
Series breaks records with the biggest debut weekend of all Amazon Original Series and is the top-watched title on Prime Instant Video, across movies and TV series in its first four weeks
Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling books with nearly 50 million copies sold, Bosch will return with stars Titus Welliver (Lost, The Good Wife), Jamie Hector (The Wire), Amy Aquino (Being Human), Lance Reddick (Fringe, The Wire) and Sarah Clarke (24), and will be Executive Produced by Connelly, Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Treme), Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment (The Killing, Odyssey), a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company, and Pieter Jan Brugge »
One of Amazon’s most unsuspecting properties has now secured a full-length second season. Bosch debuted its first season exclusively via Amazon Instant Prime in February, and snagged two prestigious honors in the following month. In terms of viewership, it secured the biggest debut weekend of any Amazon Original series and went on to become the most-watched title on Amazon Prime during its first four weeks. Now, understandably so, another season has been set in motion that will continue the tale of Hollywood cop Harry Bosch.
The series is adapted from Michael Connelly’s series of novels, and season two will continue that trend. For this next spate of episodes, the adventures of the gruff Lapd detective (Titus Welliver) are to be mined from two of Connelly’s novels – Trunk Music and The Drop. During these hour-long instalments, Bosch will investigate the murder of a Hollywood producer who laundered money »
- Gem Seddon
Not only has Bosch, Amazon‘s original drama series, performed well for the service, it’s managed high praise from viewers and critics. Amazon has now announced a second season, and even a bit of a plot synopsis for that season.
If you aren’t already on board with the stylish, intense series based on Michael Connelly’s books, you now have even more incentive, as you know there’s more on the way.
This is actually a bigger announcement than it might seem, because new seasons are still a guessing game for streaming services, which don’t have a history for viewers to fall back on when it comes to being able to figure out if a favorite is worth investing in. I know a lot of people weren’t sure about jumping into Alpha House at first, for just that reason.
At any rate, you have more to look forward to, »
- Marc Eastman
In just one month since its record-breaking debut, Amazon today announced it has greenlit a second season of its first original hour-long drama series Bosch. Based on Michael Connelly’s internationally best-selling Harry Bosch book series, which have sold nearly 50 million copies to date, Bosch has become the most-watched title on Prime Instant Video, across movies and TV series, in its first four weeks.
Season two will be drawn from Connelly’s best-selling novels Trunk Music and The Drop. Returning to the series are stars Titus Welliver (Lost, The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy) as Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as his partner Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Lance Reddick (Fringe, The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving, and Sarah Clarke (24) as Eleanor Wish. The series was developed for television by Eric Overmyer (Treme, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and is Executive Produced by Overmyer, »
After years of anticipation from Michael Connelly readers, Amazon just announced the launch date for Bosch, its first drama series, on Friday, February 13th, when all ten episodes will become available at once on Prime Instant Video.
Based primarily on elements from Connelly's City of Bones (2002), The Concrete Blonde (1994) and Echo Park (2006), the series follows relentless Lapd homicide detective Harry Bosch as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected killer in cold blood.
The investigation of the boy’s killer takes on a life and death urgency when a suspect who’s confessed to the boy’s murder escapes custody and begins a murderous rampage across Los Angeles, taunting Bosch as the case turns deeply personal.
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