John Ridley Lands Detective Drama at ABC

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley is reteaming with ABC for a detective drama.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has bought a pilot script for "Presence," which centers on Presence Foster, a former Army counter-insurgency operative who unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed private investigator in Los Angeles.Ridley, who won an Oscar for "12 Years a Slave," wrote the script and will direct the pilot."Presence" will be his third collaboration with ABC, following the anthology series "American Crime" and an unnamed Marvel project.

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