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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 »
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, »
Being Human alumna Kristen Hager has landed the female lead opposite Terry O’Quinn in ABC drama pilot The Adversaries. Also cast in the project, from writer/executive producer David Zabel and ABC Studios, is Christine Evangelista (Chicago Fire). Adversaries centers on the patriarch of a New York legal dynasty, Charles Fisher (O'Quinn), who becomes embroiled in a trial of his own, and his federal prosecutor daughter Jess (Hager) must decide which side she will fight on… »
Previously we learned the titles and directors of the first three episodes of the Daredevil series: Episode 01: Into The Ring directed by Phil Abraham (Halt & Catch Fire, Mad Men) Episode 02: Cut Man directed by Phil Abraham Episode 03: Rabbit in a Snow Storm directed by Adam Kane (Heroes, Being Human, Hannibal) Drew Goddard was originally slated to write and direct the first episode of the Daredevil series but the Joss Whedon protege departed the series for Sony's Sinister Six. We all now how that turned out, but don't feel bad for Goddard as he's rumored to be directing Marvel Studios' Spectacular Spider-Man. Goddard was replaced by Spartacus showrunner Steven S. DeKnight who also shares scripting duties on the series. Below, is a complete list of the writing team, though we don't have a breakdown of who wrote what specific episode: Steven S. DeKnight -- in addition to serving as showrunner, »
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2.14 I Love You, Goodbye
Shows in this universe tend to concoct more and more ridiculous ways to get all of their characters into the same space with each other, whether it’s the weird Founders Balls of The Vampire Diaries or random street parties of The Originals, but in this week’s episode there was the most legitimate reason of all – a wedding that just happened to also unite all of the vampires, werewolves and hybrids of New Orleans into one super-pack.
And the wedding actually came off with nary a hitch – unheard of in television-land – and I Love You, Goodbye was probably the most shamelessly romantic hour this show has ever produced. At every turn, the audience were expecting things to kick off, rivalries to surface and blood to be spilled, »
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: a director of one very good and one very bad film claims Fox is eager to make his "Alien" sequel, a "Friday the 13th" producer spills deets on the long-developing slasher reboot (groan!) and one of America's most beloved, inspirational figures is pitted against supernatural monsters in an unbelievable new movie. See below for the full roundup. #1 Neill Blomkamp claims Fox is hot on his proposed "Alien" movie After revealing some very cool concept art for his potential sequel in the long-running sci-fi/horror franchise via Instagram, the "District 9" director has now revealed that the studio is, in fact, eager to make the film. As a matter of fact: "I’m the problem," Blomkamp told Uproxx. "Fox, they would make it. »
- Chris Eggertsen
After being attached for over a year and having had to turn down projects in that time, it is unsurprising that Luke Evans ultimately had to bail on "The Crow" reboot last month due to his busy schedule.
Of course, his departure has led to the inevitable question about who may be hired to replace him. No actor has yet been selected, but the comic's creator James O'Barr made an appearance at Wizard World Madison over the weekend and came up with one suggestion.
According to Blastr, O'Barr has reportedly been in contact with former "Smallville" and "Being Human" actor Sam Witwer for some time about the role and believes the actor has "the look and ability" to portray Eric Draven. However O'Barr still needs to convince director Corin Hardy of the choice:
"O'Barr said he still needs to convince Hardy of the choice, but when Evans exited, he phoned »
- Garth Franklin
The long-awaited reboot of The Crow hit another stumbling block last month, when actor Luke Evans backed out of the lead role as Eric Draven, due to his busy schedule. While an actor hasn't officially stepped in yet, The Crow comic book creator James O'Barr made an appearance at Wizard World Madison over the weekend, where he offered his choice to replace Luke Evans, Smallville and Being Human star Sam Witwer. James O'Barr has reportedly been in contact with Sam Witwer for some time about the role, and he believes the actor has "the look and ability" to portray Eric Draven. Here's an excerpt from Blastr's report, revealing that James O'Barr still needs to convince new director Corin Hardy that Sam Witwer is the right choice.
"O'Barr said he still needs to convince Hardy of the choice, but when Evans exited, he phoned Witwer and told him he was now »
“What is the wild one doing with Dyad?”
New Orphan Black clone Rudy poses a good question in the latest Season 3 teaser trailer:Has Sarah switched to the dark side?
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After ordering the script for the pilot for a Us version of Jack Irish, the Fox network has opted not to proceed with the project.
Chernin Entertainment, which has a first-look deal with Fox, had pitched the idea of a one-hour series adapted from Essential Media and Entertainment.s trio of telepics starring Guy Pearce as a former criminal lawyer turned private investigator and debt collector.
.Fox network passed and our Us agents are currently talking to Fox about getting the rights back,. Essential partner/head of drama Ian Collie tells If.
.Our preference now is to focus on the Australian series, due to go to air on ABC in 2016, which will set up a better series template for any further reversions of this program..
- Don Groves
In March, A&E will take viewers to two different small towns. In the first one, a motel offers a night of rest for some and eternal sleep for others, while in the second, those thought to be dead come back to their loved ones very much alive. We’re a couple of months away from the premieres of Bates Motel and The Returned, but newly released teaser videos offer a look at the creepy onscreen stories to come.
The 10-episode third season of Bates Motel will debut on A&E on March 9th, 2015. Returning cast members include Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, Vera Farmiga as Norman’s mother, Norma Louise Bates, and Max Thieriot as Norman’s half-brother, Dylan Massett. Tracy Spiridakos, who starred as Charlie Matheson in the now-defunct Revolution series on NBC, joins Bates Motel in the recurring role of Annika Johnson, an intriguing newcomer to the »
- Derek Anderson
Amazon Studios’ literary adaptation of Michael Connelly’s best-selling detective novels featuring the crime fiction exploits of an Lapd officer named after a 15th Century Dutch artist famous for the macabre will premiere just in time for Valentine’s Day. All ten episodes of Bosch are set to debut in the Us, UK, and Germany to Amazon Prime members by way of Amazon Instant video on February 13, 2014.
The hour-long drama stars Titus Welliver (Sons of Anarchy, Argo) in the titular role as a the grizzled homicide detective with a helluva gut instinct, Harry Bosch (named after that other Harry Bosch) who’s in pursuit of the recently-escaped-from-custody confessed killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations he murdered another suspected killer in cold blood.
- Joshua Cohen
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.
The 10-episode third season of Bates Motel will debut on A&E on March 9th, 2015. Returning cast members include Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, Vera Farmiga as Norman’s mother, Norma Louise Bates, and Max Thieriot as Norman’s half-brother, Dylan Massett. Tracy Spiridakos, who starred as Charlie Matheson in the now-defunct Revolution series on NBC, joins Bates Motel in the recurring role of Annika Johnson, an intriguing newcomer to the small town of White Pine Bay.
Based on the French series of the same name, A&E has ordered a 10-episode first season order The Returned, with the first episode also airing on March 9th, 2015. Mark Pellegrino (Supernatural, Being Human) stars and Carlton Cuse, who is also working on Bates Motel and The Strain, »
- Jonathan James
Exclusive: Cult filmmakers and familiar genre faces have answered the call of horror anthology Tales of Halloween, the spooky project from Epic Pictures Group helmed by Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, and nine more directors. As seen in the exclusive peek above, the anthology has cast Rocky Horror Picture Show icon Barry Bostwick as well as horror staple Lin Shaye and Heroes’ Greg Grunberg, while the likes of Joe Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, and Adam Green are expected to stop in for cameos.
More next-gen genre actors have joined the project, including Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Marc Senter (The Devil’s Carnival), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), Grace Phipps (Dark Summer), Sam Witwer (Being Human »
- Jen Yamato
Essential 11 Television is producing a pilot for a home renovation series in Los Angeles for the Us network Hgtv while three other shows are premiering in the Us this month.
Three Dads and A House features La.s Re-Inhabit, a boutique firm which specialises in restoring dilapidated structures while retaining their original character.
Based in La and Toronto, Essential 11 is a factual entertainment co-venture between Essential Media and Entertainment, Canada.s 11 Television and Primitive Entertainment.
Launching this week on the Diy Network are BackFlip, a 4-part series in which restoration expert Brett Waterman transforms a poorly renovated Palm Springs villa into a historically-accurate dream home; and Texas Flip .n Move, a nine-part series about three family businesses in Fort Worth which compete against each other to locate, move, renovate and sell homes for the highest price.
Fool.s Gold, an eight-part docu-comedy that debuted on Discovery Canada, will have its »
- Don Groves
January is hitting of the rom-com season with “Three Night Stand,” starring “Entourage” star Emmanuelle Chriqui, “Being Human” star Meghan Rath and “Being Human” and “Veronica Mars” film star Sam Huntington. The film features a man who wants to get closer to his wife, but the weekend has different plans in mind for the couple. “Carl (Huntington) plans a weekend getaway to reconnect with wife Sue (Rath) at the same lodge he spent countless weekends with his sexy ex (Chriqui). Worlds collide when they learn the ex now runs the B&B, and Carl is forced to face the one who got away.” From what I’ve seen, it feels like the [ Read More ]
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