Until a few months ago, Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch, the veteran LAPD detective with an unshakable code of justice and ethics, had worked his cases only on the pages of a series of best-selling novels by former Los Angeles Times reporter Michael Connelly.
Connelly was always certain that the no-nonsense investigator would be a success on screen. But even he was overwhelmed by the instant success of "Bosch," Amazon Prime's drama featuring the detective that launched in February. Praised by critics and viewers, "Bosch" became the first dramatic series to be renewed on the digital on-demand service for a second season.
The author and others have given much of the credit for the breakthrough of "Bosch" to star Titus Welliver, who brings a haunted gravitas to the character. The series marks the first leading man role for Welliver, a veteran actor whose credits include "Lost," "Sons of Anarchy," "The Good Wife" and "Argo."
Welliver will be stopping by The Times on Thursday at 11 a.m. PDT to talk about his work on "Bosch," what it's like to play a man who communicates more with his expressions than with words, and how the series has changed his life.