Felicity Huffman Reteaming With John Ridley for ABC Pilot 'Presence'

Marking her third collaboration with the 'American Crime' creator.
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Felicity Huffman is sticking with John Ridley.

The Emmy nominated American Crime star has booked a guest role in Ridley's ABC drama pilot Presence, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Presence centers on former Army veteran Presence Foster (Stephanie Sigman, American Crime, Narcos, The Bridge) who finds herself interacting with a widely divergent and highly colorful cross section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed private investigator.

It's unclear what role Huffman will play in the pilot, though she did preview a potential look for the character on Twitter: 

 

 

Ridley will pen the script and exec produce the ABC Studios drama alongside his American Crime collaborator Michael McDonald. Colin Woodell, Rick Gonzalez and Marcus Anderson co-star.

The casting continues Huffman's relationship with Ridley following two seasons of ABC anthology American Crime, which also netted the actress a best actress nom at the Critics' Choice Awards.

The deal also continues Huffman's long relationship with ABC, where in addition to two seasons of critical darling American Crime she also starred for eight seasons on Desperate Housewives. (She won an Emmy for her lead role in season one in 2005 and was nominated again two years later.)

Huffman is repped by CAA.

Keep up with all the latest pickups, castings and eventual series orders with THR's handy guide to pilot season.

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