Will Trent: next episode, cast and everything we know about the new crime drama

Ramón Rodríguez as Will Trent sitting next to someone in the Will Trent season finale
Ramón Rodríguez, Will Trent (Image credit: ABC/Crystal Power)

A new police procedural night is on TV, following in the footsteps of FBI Tuesdays on CBS and Law & Order Thursdays on NBC. Over on ABC, Tuesdays are now officially full of mystery and intrigue, as The Rookie and The Rookie: Feds take over, followed by the new series Will Trent

Will Trent is based on Karin Slaughter's bestselling novel and follows the brilliant detective as he offers insight into the most difficult cases that are otherwise too tough to crack for his colleagues. Want to know more about the new cop in town? 

Here's everything we know about Will Trent

When is the next episode of Will Trent?

Will Trent fans, the series has reached its season finale and it looks like Angie is in trouble. 

The episode titled "It Was the 80s"  airs on Tuesday, May 2, at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC. Here's a synopsis of what's to come:

"When an APD agent goes missing, Will examines the crime scene and locates a secret message putting him back on the path to justice. Meanwhile, with his lineage in question, Will realizes the answers he seeks have been in front of him all along."

Check out the promo for the episode.

Will Trent plot

Here is the synopsis for Will Trent

"Based on Karin Slaughter's New York Times bestselling Will Trent series, 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."

Will Trent cast

Ramón Rodríguez as Will Trent bending down looking at evidence

Ramón Rodríguez, Will Trent (Image credit: ABC/Danny Delgado)

Leading the cast for the new series is Ramón Rodríguez, who stars as Will Trent. Rodríguez is no novice to television, having been in shows like The Defenders, Iron Fist, Charlie's Angels and The Affair. Transformers fans will recognize him as Leo Spitz from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Starring alongside Rodríguez as Angie Polaski is actress Erika Christensen. Christensen is also a familiar face on network TV. She's previously starred in the critically-acclaimed hit drama Parenthood. Most recently, she played Kate in the Disney Plus reboot of Cheaper by the Dozen

Rounding out the rest of the Will Trent cast are Iantha Richardson (This Is Us), Jake McLaughlin (Quantico) and Sonja Sohn (The Chi).  

Will Trent trailer

The titular character’s intelligence is on full display in the Will Trent trailer. Take a look at the clip below.  

How to watch Will Trent

Will Trent is an ABC series, so episodes air live directly on the network in the US. For those that have cut ties with traditional cable/satellite television, ABC is available to stream on live TV streaming services such as Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV

In case you're someone that prefers to watch content on-demand, episodes become available to stream the day after they air on Hulu. Will Trent debuts in the UK on April 26 on Disney Plus.  


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Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.