Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Returns, Reinventions, and Reprisals

There are just over two weeks to go now, before the May 6 premiere of Bosch: Legacy, the spin-off series from Amazon Prime Video’s long-running police procedural, Bosch. Like its predecessor, this new production will be headlined by Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch, the Los Angeles police detective turned private eye created by author Michael Connelly. The new show will also star Mimi Rogers as defense attorney Honey “Money” Chandler, and Madison Lintz as Bosch’s daughter, Maddie, who is training as a rookie patrol officer.

Crime Fiction Lover offers a useful preview of Bosch: Legacy, Season 1, noting that it “offers mystery, intrigue and action as the trio face off against the Russian mafia, corrupt corporate suits, street-level psychopaths and even the LAPD. This is a multi-layered look at contemporary Los Angeles—and American society—with plenty of talking points and a load of swerving and twisting storylines to enjoy across 10 hour-long episodes.” The site goes on to explain:
The theme of legacy plays throughout but comes through most clearly in the main story, which comes from Michael Connelly’s [2016] Bosch novel The Wrong Side of Goodbye. Harry Bosch [now working as an investigator for Chandler] … is summoned to meet Witney Vance (William Devane), the billionaire owner of an aerospace company who is coming to the end of his life. Vance wants Bosch to find out what happened to the girl he got pregnant when he was in college. One of his dying regrets is not standing up to his father, who forced Vance to end their relationship. More than that—could Vance have a living heir? …

Over to Honey Chandler, powerfully played by Mimi Rogers. She has physically recovered from the gunshot wounds that nearly killed her in
Bosch season 7 and now harbours a deep hatred of the man who tried to have her killed—hedge fund finagler Carl Rogers (Michael Rose). When one of the witnesses against Rogers recants his testimony, Rogers walks free which fuels Chandler’s rage. Witness her pumping off rounds at the firing range. Witness her in therapy, swearing her head off and envisaging Rogers’ death. She may be healed in body, but her mind is a different matter entirely.
A new trailer for Bosch: Legacy—which will air on Amazon’s ad-supported streaming service, Freevee (formerly IMDb TV)—is below.

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