20th Television is developing a drama pilot based on Karin Slaughter’s best-selling “Will Trent” novel series for ABC.
The series focuses on Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI), who 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 feels as abandoned as he was, Will Trent has the highest clearance rate in the GBI.
The show is being developed by Liz Heldens and Dan Thomsen, who previously worked together on The Big Leap and Fox’s The Passage. They will also serve as executive producers on the series along with Slaughter.
Heldens and Thomsen have written the pilot episode which is cast-contingent.
The first book in the “Will Trent” novel series titled “Triptych,” was published in 2006. There are currently a total of 10 books in the series with the most recent being “The Silent Wife,” which was published in 2020.
If “Will Trent” receives a series order, we expect to see the show arrive on Hulu and internationally on Disney+.
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