ABC has reportedly given a formal pilot order to American Crime creator, John Ridley, for his new drama, Presence. Presence features Army veteran, Presence Foster, who accidentally finds herself working as a Los Angeles private investigator.
Here are more details from Deadline:
In June, ABC made its first script buy for the next development cycle with John Ridley’s Presence (unlic). Now the drama from the American Crime creator has received an early pilot order, the first for a drama targeted for next season at ABC. The project had been on a fast track, with preliminary work done on identifying possible candidates for the young female lead who will likely be Latina or Black.
Presence is described a stylish update of the classic detective genre. […]
Like his praised anthology drama American Crime, which is returning for a second installment on January 6, Ridley wrote and will direct and executive produce the pilot for Presence through his International Famous Players Radio Picture Corporation. Also like with American Crime, Ridley is executive producing Presence with Michael McDonald through his Stearns Castle company. ABC Studios, where Ridley is under an overall deal, is the studio.
Variety says, “Ridley also has a top-secret Marvel project in the works at ABC Studios, where he is under a producing deal.”
What do you think? Do you like the premise of the Presence TV show? Are you a fan of John Ridley’s American Crime TV show on ABC? If the Presence pilot makes it to air, will you tune in?