Ramón Rodríguez to headline ABC drama pilot ‘Will Trent,’ lifting contingency – Deadline

Ramón Rodríguez is the leading role of ABC’s drama pilot Will Trent, which has now been officially cleared for production. He will also be a producer on the project, from 20th Television.

Despite being the last lead from a drama pilot airing in 2022 to close, Rodríguez was approached just weeks after receiving a contingent pilot order. Casting Trent removes that possibility.

Rodríguez recently starred opposite Aubrey Plaza and served as producer on the Hulu pilot Olga dies dreamingwhich doesn’t seem to be moving forward.

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In Will Trent, Written by Liz Heldens and Dan Thomsen based on Karin Slaughter’s best-selling book series, Georgia Bureau of Investigations Special Agent Will Trent (Rodríguez) was abandoned at birth and endured a coming of age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system. But now, determined to use his unique perspective to ensure no one is left behind like him, Trent has the highest solve rate in the GBI.

Will Trent de Rodríguez is a gifted GBI agent and loner within the law enforcement community who hides severe dyslexia that went untreated during his traumatic childhood in foster care. But with the Bureau’s best clearance rate, he doesn’t care if people don’t like him.

Heldens and Thomsen produce with Slaughter.

Rodríguez’s TV series credits include Showtime The case and Netflix/Marvel’s iron fist and The defenders. In feature films, he will next be seen in the horror pic Lullaby from annabelle director John R. Leonetti. He recently starred in Disney’s The one and only Ivan alongside Bryan Cranston.

He is replaced by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.

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