'Bosch' Renewed by Amazon for Season 5

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Amazon has given the green light to more Bosch.

The streamer on Tuesday ordered a fifth season of the crime procedural starring Titus Welliver. The series, based on the best-selling Michael Connelly novels, will also see executive producers Eric Overmyer and Daniel Pyne team up as co-showrunners.

Overmyer, who developed the series, stepped away last season to oversee Amazon's Man in the High Castle, while remaining as an executive producer. 

The fourth season of Bosch, produced by Fabrik Entertainment, will debut April 13. Welliver stars as homicide Detective Harry Bosch, with Jamie Hector set to return as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Lt. Grace Billets, and Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch.

The upcoming fourth season sees an attorney murdered on the eve of his civil rights trial against the LAPD, with Bosch assigned to lead a task force to solve the crime before the city erupts in a riot.

"As Amazon Prime Video's longest-running one-hour series, Bosch has long been a cornerstone of our scripted programming, and Prime members consistently clamor for more," Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios, said in a statement.

The fifth-season renewal follows Jennifer Salke's jumping from NBC, where she served as president of entertainment, to the top job at Amazon Studios. Her arrival filled a post left vacant since Roy Price's resignation in October amid sexual harassment claims. Amazon Studios, under a mandate from Jeff Bezos, has also shifted its focus from niche indies to big-budget swings in a bid to land a Game of Thrones-style breakout.

Besides Bosch, the streamer has upcoming projects from high-profile creators — including an anthology from Mad Men creator Matt Weiner (The Romanoffs) and Jack Ryan from Lost’s Carlton Cuse — and a growing roster of overall deals in place with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan.

And Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former California governor and Terminator star, is attached to star and executive produce Outrider, a Western event series in development at Amazon Studios.