When will Agent Trent return to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation? Here is everything we know about
Will Trent Season 2.
The first season’s finale cliffhanger was massive, which has left so much anticipation building among the fans for months, who are now on the edge of their seats and waiting for any updates on what promises to be another thrilling season of this beloved series. The viewers have been anticipating whether the season will resume its run, with the second season in July 2023 or not.
So, if you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot! We have compiled all the necessary information for you to get a head start on the forthcoming season, which includes information about the potential release date and other crucial details. Hence, it’s time to buckle up to get ready for a rollercoaster ride that you won’t forget anytime soon.
Continue reading to find out about all the latest updates on ABC’s Will Trent Season 2.
Will Trent Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere on ABC?
Firstly, we regret to inform the readers that the highly anticipated second season of “Will Trent“ will not be available to stream anytime soon, and certainly not in July 2023! If you recall, the second season was ordered earlier this year, which isn’t surprising 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.
The renewal has raised eyebrows as fans were curious to know about the future of the show as the production of the second season began in April 2023. But it seems to be at a halt due to the ongoing writer’s strike, which makes it highly doubtful whether the creators will be able to release the new season for ABC’s 2023 fall broadcasting season. Right now, it seems like urgent meetings about postponing the series’ release might have already begun among the crew members.
As many competitor networks like CBS have also started to revise their fall schedule by delaying some shows for a much more suitable route to avoid further confusion until the strike concludes so that the writers can resume their work and complete the scripts for filming to begin properly. Therefore, if a resolution is made before August, then there is a slight possibility that production will start soon without unnecessary delays.
Until there is any confirmation, we speculate that the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, accompanied by an upcoming actors’ strike, has the potential to change ABC’s 2023 fall schedule, and the season might get rescheduled entirely for next year, with the premiere date set for early to mid-2024, with January being the likely window at the same time slot (10 p.m. ET) on the ABC network, as many reports have also suggested that the ABC network has also put a hold on major production until next year.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds!
In conclusion, any updates relating to this subject are just pure conjecture, 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 (@WillTrentABC) April 18, 2023
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 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 (@WillTrentABC) June 27, 2023
Will Trent Season 2 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
The main cast members who will 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 expected to return in the new season are as follows Jennifer Morrison as Abigail Bentley Campano, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Campano, Greg Germann as James Ulster, and LisaGay Hamilton as Evelyn Mitchell.
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 Episodes: Where to watch?
The next season is expected to consist of 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 WGA strike that was discussed earlier might drastically cause a drop in the official episode count, which usually goes for a standard 20 or 22 episodes for other ABC shows.
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 (@WillTrentABC) June 9, 2023
Will Trent Season 2 Frequently Asked Questions
When Will Trent Season 2 renewed?
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.
Is there any official promo available?
The network hasn’t released any teasers for the second season, as there is still a lot of time left for such a promotion to begin!
So we urge readers to revisit the first season, which has an 89% approval rating with an average rating of 7/10 based on 9 critic reviews, as 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.
Catch up on all the episodes, and let us know what you think of Will Trent being renewed for Season 2 in the comments.