Amazon Studios has given a green light to two drama pilots, the company announced Thursday.
Bosch, based on the best-selling book series by Michael Connelly, tells the story of a relentless LAPD homicide detective (Titus Welliver) who pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy. But Bosch is also standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected serial killer in cold blood. Annie Wersching, Amy Price-Francis and Jamie Hector will also star. Henrik Bastin (The Killing) is producing, Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Treme) is writing with Connelly and Jim McKay will direct.
"Sharing this story with television audiences is very exciting, something that's been twenty years in the making," Connelly said in a statement.
The After, written and directed by The X-Files' Chris Carter, features eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Sharon Lawrence, Jamie Kennedy, Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar, and Louise Monot will star. Marc Rosen will executive-produce with Gabe Rotter producing.
"I'm very superstitious about talking about what I'm working on before it's finished, and it's more fun if it's kept a mystery!" Carter said in a statement. "So let me just say that this is a show that explores human frailty, possibility, terror, and the triumph of the human spirit. I'm so excited to be telling this story with Amazon in this new frontier of television."
"We are very excited to be working with creators like Michael Connelly and Chris Carter, both epic storytellers in their own right," Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. "For the first time we are bringing Amazon customers hour-long programming and we can't wait to hear what they think of these new stories."
Viewers will be able to watch the pilots for free on Amazon Instant Video.