Off the streets

De­tec­tives Jerry and Harry are shoot­ing up sea­son 3 of Bosch.

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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.

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