Curtain up for drama on Amazon

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 15 January 2015

Online video provider Amazon has announced it will premiere all ten episodes of its first hour-long drama series, Bosch, on the Prime Instant Video service in the US, UK and Germany.

Based on Michael Connelly's internationally best-selling Harry Bosch book series, the drama follows a relentless LAPD homicide detective 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.

There have been 19 Harry Bosch novels published since 1992, including 2014's No 1 bestseller The Burning Room.

Primarily based on elements from Connelly's books City of Bones (2002), The Concrete Blonde (1994) and Echo Park (2006), Harry Bosch's investigation takes on a life and death urgency when a killer, who has confessed to the boy's murder, escapes custody and begins a murderous rampage across Los Angeles. The season takes the viewer through back streets and neighbourhoods of Los Angeles rarely seen on-screen.

"We had a very strong response to the pilot from our customers, and, after years of anticipation from the fan community, we are delighted to launch the complete first television season of Michael Connelly's classic works of LA noir," said Roy Price, vice president of Amazon Studios.

"I am very pleased with season one," Connelly says. "We have been extremely loyal to the character and city in the books. I think anybody who likes Harry Bosch on the page is going to like him on screen too. Titus Welliver is perfectly cast and viewers are going to be drawn to him whether they've read the books or not."