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Amazon Develops First Drama Series, Police Procedural 'Bosch,' Based on Michael Connelly Novels

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 26, 2013 at 12:49PM

Amazon remains gung-ho on the original content business. Amazon Studios is developing its first drama series, "Bosch," a police procedural based on Michael Connelly's Detective Harry Bosch novels. Per Deadline, the pilot is written by Connelly and "Treme" co-creator Eric Overmeyer.
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Cover detail from Michael Connelly's "The Black Box"
Cover detail from Michael Connelly's "The Black Box"

Amazon remains gung-ho on the original content business. Amazon Studios is developing its first drama series, "Bosch," a police procedural based on Michael Connelly's Detective Harry Bosch novels. Per Deadline, the pilot is written by Connelly and "Treme" co-creator Eric Overmeyer.

The character Bosch is a veteran homicide detective in the LAPD, and has been the centerpiece of 20 Connelly novels over 20 years, beginning in 1992 with "The Black Echo" and most recently in fall 2012 with "The Black Box."

Amazon Studios, which recently launched a digital storyboard tool for screenwriters, focused on comedies and kids programming in its first batch of 14 pilots, which in a unique move were unveiled to the public for free on Amazon Instant Video on April 19. Five of these, including "Alpha House" starring John Goodman and "Betas," were picked up and will premiere as full series on Prime Instant Video later this year.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.