Will Trent Season 2 is not coming in August 2023

Will Trent Season 2 is not coming in August 2023
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Are you ready to plunge deeper into the gritty underbelly of crime? If yes, then continue reading to find out more about
Will Trent Season 2. 

Want to know when the next chapter of Will’s haunting past, adding an intriguing layer of suspense, is going to premiere on ABC? If you are wondering the same thing and want all the answers, then you have reached the right place, as we can totally understand your excitement to see how the story will unfold after the events of the highly anticipated second season, which have sparked many questions in the fandom all over the web! 

Sadly, viewers who want to binge-watch the next season will have to wait a while, as the next season will not be coming to ABC anytime soon. So, if you want to get clarity about what happens next in the beloved police procedural crime drama television series, then look no further! To help you prepare before diving into the show, we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you! Continue reading to learn more about the potential release date of Will Trent Season 2. 

Will Trent Season 2 is not coming in August 2023

Will Trent Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere on ABC?

For your consideration, we want to clear the air by informing our readers that the much-awaited second season of “Will Trent,” will not be available on ABC in August 2023, making the fandom wait a bit longer. Yes, it’s true! Sadly, due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which hasn’t reached a resolution yet, the writing for the season has been delayed, thus causing a temporary halt in production of the new season.

As a direct result of this current situation, it looks like the eagerly awaited new season of the series, which has become one of the highest-rated and most-watched shows as the series gained a massive 6.8 million total viewers over its initial Live+Same Day average after 35 days of multi-platform viewing, according to Nielsen and the network since its inception, will not be available to stream especially not in the pre-confirmed fall schedule or later this year!

Will Trent Season 2 is not coming in August 2023

The network has also confirmed and decided to postpone the release date for the majority of its scripted shows until next year. The report confirms that ABC has shifted the entirety of the fall schedule until next year, as the network will now include all the unscripted shows and reruns of many series prior seasons for the remaining months of 2023 in order to cover up the fall broadcast season due to the lack of active writers and actors that are taking part in the ongoing strikes, which might last for quite some months. Hence the revised schedule will be ideal for an early 2024 release window!

Our best prediction is that the series might make its official comeback sometime in the first quarter of 2024, which is January, February, and March. Of course! This can only happen if the production commences by the end of this year. It is also speculated to air at the same time slot (10 p.m. ET) on the ABC network and later be available to stream on Hulu on a weekly basis without causing any unwanted changes in the primetime schedule. Until then, we’ll just have to wait, as more details will be confirmed later. 

Will Trent Season 2 is not coming in August 2023

Last but not least, we urge our devoted readers to follow the ABC network on social media to stay up to date with all the latest information as it will become available in the coming weeks. You should also follow the official statements issued by verified sources to be informed about the status of the strikes. In conclusion, as of writing this, anything relating to this subject is just pure conjecture and bound to change, as no comment about it has been made by the verified source. 

So, we recommend readers follow the official ABC social handles to catch up with all the new updates and developments whenever they are published. Meanwhile, check out the official renewal announcement as shared on the official Twitter handle of the show, quoting, “Consider this mystery solved: #WillTrent will be back for more with Season 2!!”

Will Trent Season 2 Plot: What to expect from the second season?

While the details of the plot have been kept under wraps, there’s no question that the next season will pick up right from the final episode, “A Bad Temper and a Hard Heart,” of the first season, in which the viewers get to see that when an APD agent goes missing, Will examines the crime scene and locates a secret message, putting him back on the path to justice. With his lineage in question, Will realizes the answers he seeks have been in front of him all along. 

The season will be true to Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling “Will Trent,” series, where Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system. But now, determined to use his unique point of view to make sure no one is abandoned like he was, Will Trent has the highest clearance rate in the GBI.  

Recently, Rodríguez also gave a brief insight into the second season’s plot, “We’re so thankful to our ABC and Hulu fans for joining us on this wild ride and watching Will Trent.”

Further adding, “When we set out to bring the series to television screens, we wanted to do justice to the gritty, thrilling world that Karin Slaughter created with her bestselling book series. Liz Heldens, Dan Thomsen, and the creative team have developed complex and nuanced characters that people are relating to on a human level — and it hasn’t hurt having our little star, Betty, on the call sheet. We’re so excited for the opportunity to dive deeper into these stories with season two.”

Will Trent Season 2 is not coming in August 2023

Will Trent Season 2 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

The main cast members who are expected to return are Ramón Rodríguez as Will Trent, Erika Christensen as Angie Polaski, Iantha Richardson as Faith Mitchell, Jake McLaughlin as Michael Ormewood, and Sonja Sohn as Amanda Wagner. The recurring cast members who are also expected to return are as follows Jennifer Morrison as Abigail Bentley Campano, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Campano, Greg Germann as James Ulster, LisaGay Hamilton as Evelyn Mitchell, and Cora Lu Tran as Nico. 

In addition to this, we would also like to highlight that these cast members are still subject to change, as it is still uncertain who will join or leave the show for the upcoming season. Hence, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next! In addition to this, the executive producers are Liz Heldens, Dan Thomsen, Karin Slaughter, and Oly Obst. Ramón Rodriguez is a producer. The crew included Liz Heldens, Dan Thomsen, and executive producer Paul McGuigan.

Will Trent Season 2 is not coming in August 2023

Will Trent Season 2 Episodes: Where to watch?

The next season is expected to include at least 13 episodes with an average runtime of 43–44 minutes, just to be consistent with the last season. Of course, this is subject to change if the network wants to make a smaller or bigger season, which will be confirmed later. We would also like to stress the fact that the ongoing 2023 WGA strike, along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, might drastically cause a drop in the official episode count, which usually goes for a standard 20 or 22 episodes due to cost-cutting, which will be a result in order to maintain the story’s flow without leaving out major scenarios crucial to the story. 

We’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released. These details will be revealed once the release date draws closer to avoid any early spoilers of the new season’s plotlines.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what decision the show creators will take as the best consideration for the second season! Moreover, despite being an ABC Network original series, all episodes of the first season are also available to stream on Hulu based on the viewer’s location. Moreover, you can also watch Will Trent on Disney Plus, Hotstar (for Indian audiences), or FuboTV. You can also stream Will Trent by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, with a range of membership options based on viewers’ locations and preferences.

Will Trent Season 2 Frequently Asked Questions

When was Will Trent renewed for Season 2?

The series was renewed for a second season in April 2023, one month after the first season concluded its entire run on the ABC network.

What is Will Trent based on?

This popular police procedural crime drama television series is based on Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series of novels, with Liz Heldens and Daniel Thomsen joining the crew in order to write and executive produce, and Slaughter also to executive produce, with 20th Television as the studio.

Has Will Trent moved to Disney+?

It’s possible that Will Trent may eventually transfer entirely to Disney+. After all, Disney is the organization that oversees ABC and also owns Disney+. There is, however, no evidence that Disney has any immediate plans to shift the program to its streaming service. We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds!

Is there any official promo available for Will Trent Season 2?

As stated above, the new episodes have not yet been filmed due to the ongoing dual strikes which are happening for the first time in 63 years as major Hollywood production houses are at a temporary halt! As a result, no official teaser or trailer for the upcoming season has been released, and it won’t be released anytime soon until the strikes reach an agreement. 

Moreover, it takes a lot of time for such promotional stuff to be released, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere of the new episodes! 

In the meantime, check out this official trailer of the second season, which received an 89% approval rating with an average rating of 7/10 based on 9 critic reviews. The official trailer for the first season also reflects on Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI), who is determined to use his unique point of view to make sure no one is abandoned like he was. 

Will Trent Season 1 Trailer

Catch up on all the episodes, and let us know what you think of Will Trent being renewed for Season 2 in the comments.