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Bosch Season 7 Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

A hard-boiled police procedural based on a series of novels by Michael Connelly, "Bosch" focuses on the exploits of Los Angeles homicide detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch, who deals with dark and complex cases during the course of six 10-episode seasons. Each season features an ongoing case or two; in the first, Harry stands trial for the wrongful death of a serial killer suspect while trying to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy.

The topical drama was one of Amazon's first originals and remains its longest-running scripted series. It's a well-regarded, old-fashioned cop show (Stephen King sang its praises) with an excellent 97 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. It features plenty of police-based and personal drama with a gritty, efficient manner and a modicum of suspense. 

The show was greenlit in 2020 for a seventh season, as Amazon announced over Twitter, but this will be its final one. In a statement about its ending (via Hollywood Reporter), Connelly said, "I'm proud of what we have accomplished with [the show] and look forward to completing the story in season seven. 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."

Here's what we know about the seventh and final season of "Bosch."

What is the release date of Bosch Season 7?

The production of Season 7 began during the week of September 16 after a COVID-19 delay of two months, according to Connelly's blog, and completed filming on January 20, 2021. That means the release of new "Bosch" episodes is imminent; the sixth season dropped in April 2020.

A day after the end of filming, Connelly said goodbye to the show on his blog, writing, "Well, it's unusual when a writer is at a loss for words, but that's how I feel today. We finished filming the final season of Bosch. I am both sad and fulfilled. We made a really good show, one I am proud of, one I think will be discovered by new viewers for years to come."

However, once Season 7 is done, that doesn't mean the characters are gone forever. In March, IMDb TV picked up a spinoff of the show that features stars Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers, and Madison Lintz reprising their roles. A TVLine article announcing the new spinoff also said that final episodes of "Bosch" are due out this summer.

Who is in the cast of "Bosch" Season 7?

The cast of "Bosch," since its beginning in 2014, has included Titus Welliver as the breakout detective, along with Jamie Hector as Bosch's partner Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as commanding officer of LAPD's Hollywood bureau Lt. Grace Billets, Lance Reddick as Chief (as of the end of Season 3) Irvin Irving, and Madison Lintz as Bosch's daughter, Maddie. 

These characters are expected to return for Season 7, and Connelly's blog confirms this, showing images and goodbyes for several of the characters. As it's the last season of the show, fans will want to get as much time with their favorites as possible.

Season 7 will also include some new characters (via Deadline). Gino Vento ("Mayans M.C.") and Carlos Miranda ("Vida") will join the cast as recurring characters. Vento plays a character named Mickey, while Miranda joins as another cop, Detective Chris Collins.

What is the plot of Bosch Season 7?

Connelly's blog states that the seventh season will focus on events that take place in one particular book. "As far as the story goes, we have a lot of storylines continuing from seasons past but we are also building this season around the book 'The Burning Room,'" he wrote. "It's always fun to use one of the books as the spine of the season. I think it's an ambitious choice because it's a big story involving an apartment building fire. It's also based on a real case." In the novel "The Burning Room," Bosch investigates a case in which a man dies from being shot by a stray bullet ten years prior, while also looking into a case that killed children in a fire from 20 years ago.

Naturally, the scripts for "Bosch" will stay relevant to the current world. In a TVInsider interview, Connelly offered another hint about the coming season. "I think when this season is finished, it will be set before the killing of George Floyd. But it's going to have an echo that goes forward to that. It's going to be germane. It is the best way to put it," he said. We're willing to bet this final season of "Bosch" will live up to the standards the show has established.