When the first episode of the excellent detective drama Bosch premiered in 2014, it arrived as part of Amazon’s first wave of pilots, which debuted on Prime and could then be voted on by viewers. While that crowd-sourced development process never really caught on, Bosch did, and the entire first season premiered in 2015, with a new season following every subsequent spring like clockwork. Like the Michael Connelly novels that Bosch draws inspiration from, consistency is part of the appeal: Whether he’s investigating the death of a sleazy pornographer or foiling a shady drug-ring, Bosch always gets the job done.
While pandemic delays have disrupted the pattern, the seventh season of Bosch, announced back in February 2020 and set to air sometime this summer, will be the series’ last-at least in this iteration. Amazon’s longest-running original series will finally come to a close, putting Bosch on one more endlessly complicated, seemingly unsolvable case. Will this really be your last chance to see actor Titus Welliver sporting his signature rope bracelet? Investigate further into this article to find out.
Is there going to be a Season 7 of Bosch?
Yes! Bosch was renewed for a seventh and final season in February, 2020, before the sixth season premiered. In the announcement, author Michael Connelly, who has co-written multiple episodes and serves as an executive producer on the series, expressed some disappointment in seeing the series come to an end. After all, there are over 22 books in the ongoing Bosch book series, which began in 1992 with the publication of The Black Echo.
“I’m proud of what we have accomplished with Bosch and look forward to completing the story in Season 7,” said Connelley in the announcement. “It’s bittersweet, but all good things come to an end, and I am happy that we will be able to go out the way we want to.”
When will Bosch Season 7 premiere?
Typically, a new season of Bosch premieres in April. Obviously, that didn’t happen in 2021 because of production delays caused by the ongoing pandemic. In fact, the series was filming in Los Angeles last fall but, according to Deadline, had to be shut down for a week because of a positive COVID test. Though Amazon has not yet announced an exact release date for Season 7, it’s reportedly due to premiere on Prime at some point this summer. Get ready!
Is there a trailer for Season 7 of Bosch?
No, there’s no trailer for Bosch Season 7 yet. We’ll probably have to wait until the release date is announced for that.
Which Bosch cast members are returning for Season 7?
The show is still called Bosch, so expect to see Bosch (Titus Welliver of Deadwood and Lost) doing normal Bosch things, like solving crimes and listening to jazz records. Bosch’s daughter, Madeline Bosch (Madison Lintz), will continue to be part of the rich tapestry of Bosch’s life, and so will Bosch’s partner Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector of The Wire). Expect to see familiar faces from the cast like Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick, and Mimi Rogers playing former Bosch-foe attorney Honey “Money” Chandler, who will have a larger role in the upcoming spin-off. (Yes, there’s a Bosch spin-off-more on that below.)
Season 7 will also introduce some new faces to the Bosch cast. Back in October, 2020, Deadline reported that Gino Vento (Mayans M.C.) and Carlos Miranda (Vida) will have recurring roles. Vento will play a character named Mickey, while Miranda will play Det. Chris Collins.
What will Season 7 of Bosch be about?
Bosch seasons often draw on multiple storylines from Connelly’s novels, weaving plot threads together and allowing them to converge at the end of a season. It sounds like the last season won’t be messing with the tried-and-true formula very much. According to the Season 7 announcement, the final episodes will draw on The Concrete Blonde, the third Bosch novel published in 1994, and The Burning Room, the seventeenth Bosch novel published in 2014. The older novel involves the hunt for a serial killer known as “The Dollmaker” and the newer one involves the death of a mariachi performer.
Here’s the synopsis from the initial announcement: “the seventh and final season of Bosch will have Harry Bosch (Welliver) and Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector) pursuing two separate but perilous murder investigations that will take them to the highest levels of white-collar crime and the deadly depths of the street-level drug trade.”
It’s perhaps worth noting that The Burning Room follows Bosch as he prepares to retire from the force. The subsequent Bosch novels have followed Bosch in retirement, and it sounds like the new Bosch spin-off in development will do the same.
What do we know about the Bosch spin-off?
When Season 7 was announced as the final Bosch season, something felt off. In theory, Bosch is the type of reliable show that could run for at least 10 or 12 seasons. Why stop at seven? There are always more Bosch stories to tell, the show appears to be quite popular, and Welliver seems to really like playing the role. Could this really be the end?
It turns out, the people involved with Bosch had a similar reaction to the show ending. In March 2021, Amazon announced that a Bosch spin-off, following the adventures of Bosch, his daughter Madeline, and attorney Honey “Money” Chandler (Mimi Rogers), will soon land on Amazon’s ad-supported IMDb TV streaming platform.
“To say I am ecstatic is an understatement! To be given the opportunity to tell more Harry Bosch stories is a tremendous gift,” said Welliver, in the announcement of the spin-off. “The process of shooting season seven with the shadow of it being our final loomed heavily, so when the idea was presented to continue with the possibility of a spinoff, without hesitation I said, ‘Let’s go.’ To all of our Bosch fans, thank you for your incredible support for all these years and I can promise you the ride will only get better.”
Much of the creative team involved with Bosch, including series creator Eric Overmyer and author Michael Connelly, will also be involved in the new series, which follows our favourite grizzled detective in the next phase of his career. So, basically, even though Bosch (the show) is ending, Bosch (the character) isn’t going anywhere.
Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.
What is special about the year of the Rabbit?
As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.
What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?
There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.
New South Wales
Darling Harbour Fireworks When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.
Dragon Boat Races When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.
Lion Dances When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.
Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.
Auntie Philter When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.
Lunar New Year Festival When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.
BriAsia Festival When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.
Chinatown Adelaide Street Party When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.
Crown Perth When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.