The fifth season of the detective/thriller series Bosch started streaming on Amazon Prime Video last week. Bosch is based on the twenty-one best-selling and brilliant Harry Bosch novels written by Michael Connelly, starting with The Black Echo in 1992. The latest, Dark, Sacred Night, was published in the fall of 2018.
Ever since the first series, which began streaming in February 2015, the plots have drawn heavily on those in the novels. That’s the case with Season 5, in which Harry goes undercover and nearly dies, while also working on a long-ago cold murder case.
Bosch is a Vietnam War veteran in the books, and he has war flashbacks of one sort or another in all of them. But Connelly—who created the TV series, is an executive producer, and has helped write the scripts—made him a Persian Gulf War veteran, mainly because the actor who plays him, Titus Welliver, is too young to have served in the war in Vietnam.
One of the older detectives in the series is played by the great Troy Evans. His name is “Barrel,” mainly because his partner’s name is “Crate.”
Amazon has announced that there will be a Season 6.