“Will Trent” Gets Midseason Series Order at ABC

Will Trent, a new drama series, has been given a series order and will join ABC's midseason lineup, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Will Trent was originally given a pilot order by ABC back in February.
  • The series follows the title character, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations who was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming of age in Atlanta’s overburdened foster care system. Determined to use his unique point of view to make sure no one is abandoned like he was, Will has the highest clearance rate in the bureau.
  • Ramon RodriguezErika Christensen and Sonja Sohn have been cast in the series’ two main roles, as Will and his girlfriend. Jake McLaughlin and Iantha Richardson also star.
  • Will Trent is being produced by 20th Television and is being helmed by The Big Leap creator Liz Heldens and Batwoman co-executive producer Dan Thomsen.
  • Heldens and Thomsen executive produce along with Slaughter and 3 Arts’ Oly Obst.
  • The series is based on Karin Slaughter’s bestselling book series.
  • Will Trent ABC’s roster of first-year dramas that already includes Alaska, The Rookie: Feds and Avalon, all set for a 2022-2023 season.
  • ABC is still considering a couple of pilots, including The Company You Keep and Criminal Nature.