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Bosch: Det. Renée Ballard Returns in Michael Connelly's "The Waiting"

Bosch Universe: Author Michael Connelly announced the return of LAPD Det. Renée Ballard in November's The Waiting - here's all of the info...

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  • Michael Connelly brings Det. Renée Ballard back in "The Waiting" this November.
  • "The Waiting" will be available as print, eBook, and audiobook formats.
  • Renée Ballard teams up with Maddie Bosch in a chilling new case.
  • A Renée Ballard spinoff series has been ordered by Prime Video.

Because of how the literary universe has such an impact on the live-action adaptation universe, we have two reasons to be excited every time bestselling author Michael Connelly announces a new novel set within what we refer to as the "Bosch-verse." Now, a little more than two months after it was announced that a Renée Ballard-focused series from Prime Video was on the way, Connelly announced that the LAPD Detective would be returning on November 5th in The Waiting – in print, eBook & audiobook. Here's a look at the official overview: "Renée Ballard tracks a terrifying serial rapist whose trail has gone cold with the help of the newest volunteer to the Open-Unsolved Unit: Patrol Officer Maddie Bosch, Harry's daughter" (and for those wondering, Connelly adds, "And yes, Harry Bosch is in this new book, too."

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"Bosch: Legacy" key art, FreeVee

Bosch Universe: Renée Ballard Spinoff Gets Prime Video Series Order

Back in November 2023, we learned that Prime Video had given a 10-episode green light to an "Untitled Renée Ballard Project" (with "Untitled J. Edgar Project" still reportedly in development). Connelly is set to executive produce via Hieronymus Pictures alongside Fabel Entertainment – with Michael Alaimo (The Closer, The Man Who Fell To Earth) & Kendall Sherwood (Major Crimes, Your Honor) set as co-showrunners. "It is so exciting to bring Renée Ballard to the screen and to do it with Prime Video, my streaming partner for going on 10 years. This show will have the same authenticity and propulsive momentum of 'Bosch: Legacy.' Fans of the books will love it," shared Connelly when the news was first announced.

The Prime Video spinoff follows Detective Renée Ballard, who is tasked with running the LAPD's new cold case division—a poorly funded, all-volunteer unit with the largest caseload in the city. Ballard approaches these frozen-in-time cases with empathy and determination. When she uncovers a larger conspiracy during her investigations, she'll lean on the assistance of her retired ally, Harry Bosch, to navigate the dangers that threaten both her unit and her life.

The series will be executive-produced by Connelly, Michael Alaimo & Kendall Sherwood. Henrik Bastin & Melissa Aouate executive produce on behalf of Fabel Entertainment, with Jasmine Russ co-executive-producing. Jamie Boscardin Martin & Trey Batchelor will also serve as co-executive producers – with Theresa Snider co-executive-producing for Hieronymus Pictures.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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