Bosch first hit Prime Video back in 2014 and ran for seven successful seasons, ending in 2021. Based on the Michael Connely series of books, Bosch followed LAPD Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver). The final season of Bosch concluded with Detective Bosch turning in his badge and walking away from the LAPD, and his daughter, Maddie, joining the police force. Bosch: Legacy picks up a year and a half later, with Bosch now working as a Private Investigator. The series debuts on May 6, on Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV), a free, ad-supported streaming service.


Some might call Bosch: Legacy a spinoff, but it’s really more of a continuation of the original Bosch series. Legacy feels like a natural progression for Bosch and the rest of the returning characters. The main cast is anchored by three returning members, Titus Welliver (Harry Bosch), Madison Lintz (Maddie Bosch), and Mimi Rogers (Honey Chandler). I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention the return of Coltrane, Harry’s canine companion. Welliver as always is excellent in the role of Bosch. After seven seasons, he appears to be right at home as the former Detective, bringing an intensity to Bosch that truly embodies the character. Bosch is driven by what he feels is right and won’t let anything get in the way of justice, and Welliver delivers that throughout. Lintz and Rogers are also equally strong in their roles and offer top-notch performances.

In addition to the cast, the team behind the series are also veterans of the original. Executive Producers Tom Bernardo and Eric Ellis Overmyer are both back on board for Bosch: Legacy. This continuity from both behind and in front of the camera, truly makes Legacy feel like the next season of Bosch. In an attempt to avoid any spoilers, I won’t get into too many details, but fans of the original series will notice a few familiar faces make appearances in Legacy.

While much of Legacy does feel familiar, it never feels stale. Its familiarity is a strength and allows the series to hit the ground running.

Bosch: Legacy


Though no longer carrying the LAPD shield, Bosh still finds himself working to solve cases and help people. William Devane makes an excellent guest appearance as an aging billionaire who hires Bosch and sets a key storyline into motion. Of course this time around, Bosch is forced to work cases without the backing of the LAPD and his badge. But Bosch’s mantra of “everybody counts or no one counts” is in full effect. The drive we’ve seen previously from the former detective has not diminished in any way. However, Bosch now has to rely on assistance from outside of the police force, though he still has some contacts inside. In Legacy, he gets support from others such as Maurice ‘Mo’ Bassi (Stephen A. Chang), who provides Bosch with technical support on his investigations. The interactions between the tech-savvy Mo and old-school Bosch, do provide for some humorous moments.

For anyone familiar with the original series, you’ll know having multiple plots/cases taking place during the season was a staple for Bosch. Legacy is no different, with a few different cases filling the plate of Bosch and the rest of the characters. The writers have done an excellent job in that area, and each story is able to get the necessary screentime and focus to invest the viewer, without ever feeling too crowded. As the end credits rolled on each of the first 4 episodes that I watched for this review, I was eager to watch the next to see how the mystery would unravel.


In Legacy, Harry isn’t the only Bosch out to find justice. Maddie is now out to prove herself and help others along the way. The plotlines involving Maddie as she works her way through being an LAPD Rookie are well done. The father/daughter relationship between Bosch and Maddie has always been a strong one throughout the original series. That relationship continues to grow in Legacy. Especially with the younger Bosch now following in her father’s footsteps as a Police Officer.

It’s no surprise to see Maddie occasionally bend the rules in an attempt to do what she believes is right and pursue justice. This is directly out of her father’s playbook. It will be interesting to see how the season progresses for Maddie as she continues her time as a Police Officer. I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure how invested I’d be in that particular storyline at first. Harry Bosch has always been the Bosch family member I wanted to see. But by the end of the first episode, I found myself wanting to see more of Maddie’s character development and growth. Maddie is quickly growing into her own strong character, building upon the foundation laid in the previous seasons of Bosch.

Bosch: Legacy
Bosch: Legacy



Bosch: Legacy is an encore performance that hits the right notes from the start. It offers something new for viewers, while still feeling like the show it’s following. Having the show pick up a year and a half after the conclusion of Season 7 of Bosch was an excellent move. It has allowed enough time for each of the characters to have progressed some since we last saw them, but still close enough to still feel the impacts of that last season. As a fan of the original series, I felt right at home watching Legacy, but even newcomers will be able to enjoy the show. The executives at Amazon/Freevee must also be pleased with what they have seen in the first season. The streamer has already announced Season 2 of Bosch: Legacy days before Season 1 debuts on Freevee.


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