Rick Gonzalez (USA’s Rush) is set as a male lead opposite Stephanie Sigman in PresenceJohn Ridley’s drama pilot for ABC and ABC Studios.

Described as a stylish update of the classic detective genre, Presence follows Presence Foster (Sigman), a former Army veteran 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. Gonzalez plays Manny Acevedo, Presence’s best friend, a small business owner who runs a very funky consignment space, lounge, emporium.

Ridley wrote the script and will direct the pilot, which he is executive producing with fellow American Crime exec producer Michael McDonald.

Gonzalez, who did an arc on USA’s breakout drama Mr. Robot last summer, is repped by Domain and Framework.