(House Of Lies
) and Cedric Sanders
) have both booked co-starring roles opposite Steve Zahn
in the ABC
drama pilot Influence
, from Kyle Killen
centers on the complex relationship between two brothers (one of them played by Zahn) - a bipolar genius and an ex-con - who solve their clients’ problems using motivation and manipulation.
Echikunwoke will play an actress who uses her beauty and acting skills to help the brothers with their schemes, while Sanders will play another member of the scheming team, who's from the hood, with raw talent to spare, which the brothers recognize and feel would be beneficial to their efforts.