Sonja Sohn has been cast as the lead opposite previously announced Ramón Rodríguez in ABC’s upcoming drama pilot Will Trent, from 20th Television. Erika Christensen, Jake McLaughlin and Iantha Richardson also star.
Liz Heldens and Dan Thomsen wrote Will Trent based on Karin Slaughter’s bestselling book series of the same name.
The potential series centers on Special Agent Will Trent (Rodríguez) of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations 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 is abandoned like he was, Trent has the highest clearance rate in the GBI.
Sohn will play Amanda, Will’s boss and the head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. She’s coldly competent and always camera ready for a press conference. Climbing the ranks at the GBI has made Amanda a real ball-buster, but she has a mysterious soft spot for Will.
Christensen stars as Angie, an Atlanta detective who’s also Will’s on-again-off-again girlfriend.
Heldens and Thomsen executive produce along with Slaughter and 3 Arts’ Oly Obst.
Up next, Sohn will star in Sony’s untitled George Foreman biopic, directed by George Tillman as well as James Rowe’s thriller Breakwater, opposite Mena Suvari and Dermot Mulroney.