Photo by: Disney/Daniel Delgado Jr.
We were joined on the Popternative show by Iantha Richardson to chat all about season 2 of the police procedural Will Trent, which premiered February 20th on ABC. Iantha plays detective Faith Mitchell alongside detective Will Trent, played by Ramón Rodríguez. Season 1 premiered in January 2023, and also stars Erika Christensen as Angie Polaski, Jake McLaughlin as Michael Ormewood, and Sonja Sohn as Amanda Wagner.

Based on Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling Will Trent series, Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system. Now, Will uses his unique point of view in the pursuit of justice and has the highest clearance rate in the GBI.

When discussing the Faith’s character, Iantha explains she still is learning more about her in the second season: “I do feel like I know her because I spent a whole year with her just trying to figure out who she is, how she ticks, how she moves, but also, there are aspects that she is still discovering for herself in this [second] season, and we’re in a new territory and I’m discovering that with the character.”

(L-R): Ramón Rodríguez as Will Trent and Iantha Richardson as Faith Mitchell in Will Trent season 2 episode 3. Photo by: Disney/Daniel Delgado

Iantha also talks about having the series renewed for a second season, what viewers can expect from the rest of season 2, and working with the cast including Belle, who plays Betty, Will Trent’s lovable Chihuahua who steals every scene she’s in. Watch the full conversation with Iantha Richardson below.

Will Trent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and new episodes can be streamed the following day on Hulu.

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