Amazon Prime Instant Video Greenlights First Drama Pilots

 

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Amazon has officially announced that its Prime instant section has green lit a brand new hour-long drama series pilot. The upcoming series is called “Bosch” and is based on the book series written by Michael Connelly. It will be written by Emmy-nominated Eric Overmyer (“The Wire,” “Treme”) and Michael Connelly, and “The After,” written and directed by Emmy-nominee Chris Carter (“The X-Files”).

Viewers can watch Amazon Instant Video pilots at no cost and provide feedback that will help determine which pilots should be produced as series to air exclusively on Prime Instant Video and Amazon’s LOVEFiLM in the UK in early 2014.

“Bosch” 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 serial killer in cold blood. Bosch will be played by Titus Welliver and the pilot will also star Annie Wersching, Amy Price-Francis and Jamie Hector. Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment (“The Killing”) is producing and Jim McKay will direct.

Author Michael Connelly, said,

“Sharing this story with television audiences is very exciting, something that’s been twenty years in the making. It is amazing to have it come together with the synergy of Amazon—the world’s largest bookstore—along with accomplished creator and showrunner, Eric Overmyer, and Fabrik, a production company dedicated to loyalty to the books. Harry Bosch can be in no better hands.”

Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, said,

“We are very excited to be working with creators like Michael Connelly and Chris Carter, both epic storytellers in their own right. For the first time we are bringing Amazon customers hour-long programming and we can’t wait to hear what they think of these new stories.”