Facing life in prison for conspiracy to operate a drug organization and orchestrating dozens of murders, Marlo Stanfield has agreed to enter the Actor's Protection Program, where he will pretend to be the detective partner of MIchael Connelly's iconic LAPD homicide investigator Harry Bosch for an upcoming Amazon series.
Using the alias Jamie Hector, the once-murderous thug who took on the Avon Barksdale gang in West Baltimore while trying to repulse a rampage by Omar Little, was on the set of "Bosch" as they shot Wednesday on the roof of LAPD's Hollywood Station, Take after take, Hector appeared from a darkened stairwell to met Bosch, played by Titus Welliver, who was smoking a cigarette and contemplating his latest difficulties with the LAPD brass.
"Man, this is acting is harder than simply telling Chris and Snoop to go kill someone," said Marlo, oops, I mean Jamie, who, nevertheless seemed to be coasting into the role of Bosch's partner, Det. Jerry Edgar.
"He's doing great," said real life Det. Tim Marcia of LAPD's Robbery Homicide Division. Marcia regaled Stanfield, oops I mean Hector, with colorful stories of being on patrol in LAPD's dangerous Southeast Division.
"I wish he was my boot," said Marcia, referring to the term for a police officer straight out of the academy.
The show is expected to premiere on Amazon's Prime Instant Video in early Spring, 2014.