Deadline reports actors Megalyn Echikunwoke (House of Lies) and Cedric Sanders have signed on to the ABC pilot Influence. Echikunwoke and Sanders will costar opposite Steve Zahn.
It centers on the complicated relationship between two brothers — Clark Clark (Zahn), a bipolar genius in human psychology, and Ross, a slick ex-con — who solve their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation. Echikunwoke, repped by UTA, A Management and Neil Meyer, will play actress Megan who uses her beauty and acting skills to help the team turn their scientific schemes into real world results. She recently co-starred on CBS‘ Made In Jersey. Sanders, repped by Innovative and McKeon-Myones, will play Latrell, a serious, talented young man from a tough neighborhood tapped by Ross who saw a raw and untapped talent for business in him.