Everyone’s favorite stony, jazz-loving, small-screen gumshoe is back! Less than one year after “Bosch” ended its seven-season run on Amazon Prime, the show’s highly-anticipated spinoff, aptly titled “Bosch: Legacy,” has hit the streamer’s ad-supported sister platform, Freevee (formerly known as IMDb TV). Set a year and a half after the events of the original’s series finale and based upon best-selling author Michael Connelly’s 2016 novel “The Wrong Side of Goodbye,” “Legacy” sees titular character Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver) trading in his badge to work as a private eye, with his daughter, Maddie (Madison Lintz), following in his law enforcement footsteps by joining the ranks of the LAPD Hollywood Division. And dare I say, it’s even better than its predecessor!
Gritty, gripping and intense, the inaugural season’s storyline revolves around Bosch and adversary-turned-associate Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers) working together to take down villainous hedge fund manager Carl Rogers (originally played by Max E. Williams, the role was recast with Michael Rose for the spinoff) after he skates on a murder-for-hire charge thanks to a hung jury. The fact that episodes are being released piecemeal only serves to make “Legacy” all the more enthralling.
There is bad news when it comes to “Bosch’s” best-known location, though. The cantilevered pad Harry called home on the original series gets red-tagged following an earthquake in episode one, forcing the detective to temporarily move into his office. While the turn of events is heartbreaking, it is necessary for the narrative. Welliver explained to TVLine, “I think the idea is to sort of ‘separate Harry from his perch,’ and disorient him. But it was very much a big part of a discussion, and it’s by design. So, yes, the fans should kind of look at it, observe it and be concerned and then, ultimately, kind of figure that as with all things we do, we paint Harry into a corner and then give him a brush to paint his way out.”
In the meantime, as Bosch decides whether or not to make the pricey repairs required to save his beloved homestead or to cut bait and sell, audiences can instead feast their eyes upon another dazzling piece of real estate, the contemporary manse belonging to Rogers, which figures front and center in the storyline.