Off the streets
Detectives Jerry and Harry are shooting up season 3 of Bosch.
Bosch Season 3 Sundays Universal Channel (*117) 20:00
Partnering someone like LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) is a serious workout in crime action series Bosch (2014current). Just ask his colleague-insolving- crime Detective Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector), who’s hanging onto the wild ride again in season 3. “We shadowed real detectives to see how they move and understand how they do things,” explains the 41-year- old New Yorker. “But nothing prepared us for the actual filming and having to run with a heavy gun!” tvplus chatted to Jamie over the phone recently to find out more about season 3…
What preparation did you do to get into the mindset of a homicide cop?
The process was simple and difficult at the same time. I learnt from shadowing the LAPD how to shoot and how to drive. I learnt how to catch criminals. That was the easy stuff. Then I learnt other things, acting things, from other TV shows that dealt with detectives, like Law & Order (1990-2010) and True Detective (2014- current), to see how they operate and their emotions.
Law enforcement in the US has had a rough ride lately. Has working with real-life cops and playing one changed your perception?
They do a very dangerous job and they put their lives on the line daily to help the community. It’s a huge risk and my opinion is that every officer is forced to question his or her morals every day. Those morals should come from a good place, but when they don’t, that is when things become political.
Bosch isn’t just about cops – will personal drama be as strong this season?
For sure – expect hostile situations, relationship difficulties, morals dragged into question and actually, an entirely different storyline. I probably shouldn’t say it now, but there’s a great cliffhanger!
But a lot of action shows end like that. What separates Bosch?
The pace – we’re always moving. And we intertwine the stories and that keeps the show going. When you pull each story apart, there is an incredible amount of detail that’s been put into things, the writing, the acting – to me, that makes it seem more real, political and honest.
Cop partners Jerry (left) and Harry face more than just criminals in season 3.