A new story of the “Hieronymu Bosch” in Chicago continues to go viral.
The new series “The Bosch Murder” airs Monday at 10 p.m.
ET on Lifetime.
The series, which follows the Bosch family’s pursuit of a “Hanged Man’s” whereabouts after the death of their son in the 1990s, has gained a devoted following of more than a million viewers.
In an interview with ABC News, the series’ creators said the series was the result of “the Boschs’ love for their community and love for each other.”
“It’s really about that love for this city, and this community,” executive producer and co-creator Michael Mina said in the interview.
“We love that it’s been a little bit overlooked for a while.
And that’s why we’re really excited about it.
It’s really going to help to bring people back into the Bosches’ world and help us bring that sense of family to their story.”
“The family of the Hanged Man” in New Orleans has faced many challenges.
In the 1960s, the Boscs’ home was burned down by arsonists who targeted the family’s home in order to force them to flee.
They eventually found themselves stranded on the Southwestern United States coast, where they became homeless.
In 1978, the family decided to settle in a small town in New Hampshire, but they soon lost their home to a tornado.
The Bosches have since been plagued by the aftermath of that tornado and their inability to return to the home they once called home.
“It was a very dark time in our family’s life,” Mina explained in the PBS interview.
“[The family] lost their house and the Boshes have been homeless for a couple of years now.
We’re all pretty much in limbo here.”
Mina and co.-executive producer Dan Sussman said the decision to use the Bosmans’ story was influenced by the fact that it was the only story in the Bosche family’s archives that was available at the time.
“They have all these amazing stories and they were kind of in limbo for a long time,” Minson said.
“I think we wanted to do something to give that family closure, and they wanted to give us that closure and that moment.”
The show has also drawn attention from the Bosching family’s daughter, whose parents also died at the hands of the tornado.
“This is a huge story that the Bosches were very proud of,” M. Lise Bosch told ABC News.
“And so when they saw that there was something going on with the series, it really struck home.”
Minsons and Sussmans said that they wanted the series to capture the Boscos’ “beneath-the-surface” perspective of New Orleans.
“Hanging on to that history is a way for the show to tell its story,” MINSON said.
The story centers around the Boscks’ search for a missing 18-year-old named Hanged M. “Our family had a very long history, but that’s all gone now,” Mansons said.
“[Hanged M] went missing.
He was never seen alive again.
He disappeared in the winter of 1990.”
“We wanted to explore this story of an older brother and sister, a brother and brother,” Minos said.
Minsom and Sosmans said the story is not a “gossipy” one.
“That’s not our intent at all, to be coy,” MINON said in a PBS interview with a representative from Lifetime.
“If you see something and it doesn’t make sense, you don’t go into that story thinking it’s gossipy.”
The series will continue to explore the Boschi family’s history, including the death toll of the Boscotts’ first child, J.P. and the search for Hanged.
The show will also explore the origins of the name of the city where the Bosces grew up and the impact of the hurricane on their family’s lives.
“A lot of people have asked us, what does the name Hanged mean, how does it relate to our Boscets?”
Mins and Sommans said in their PBS interview, before describing the series as a “bitter, bittersweet story.”
The producers also want to explore “how the Boschers came to live in a place that was so hostile to them.”
In the upcoming episode, the pair said they will explore “the idea of identity” in a new episode.
“The idea of who the Hanging Man is, where he’s coming from and how it relates to their family and the people around them, those things are really important in this story,” Suss said.