Colin Woodell Joins John Ridley’s ABC Pilot ‘Presence’

Colin Woodell has been tapped for a series regular role in Presence, John Ridley’s female PI drama pilot for ABC. It’s the latest high-profile gig for the actor, who has been heating up after graduating from USC a couple of years ago.

Described as a stylish update of the classic detective genre, Presence centers on Presence Foster (Stephanie Sigman), an Army veteran who finds herself interacting with a divergent and colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed private investigator. Woodell will play Mike McKay, a young LAPD detective and fellow Army vet who has equal parts heart and charm — a good cop and a good man. His personal and professional life begin to take a turn once Presence arrives on the scene as they balance their mutual attraction with the loose partnership they begin to form.

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

Woodell, repped by Innovative Artists, recently recurred on Showtime’s Masters Of Sex and the CW’s The Originals. On the feature side he’s up next in the indie Last Days Of Summer opposite William Fitchner and Netflix’s XOXO starring Sarah Hyland.

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