Updated: Jan 30
CBS has ordered the pilot for an Equalizer reboot, starring and being executive produced by Queen Latifah.
Latifah will play a character similar to character Robert McCall, played by Denzel Washington in the two popular Equalizer films. The Equalizer reboot stars Queen Latifah as an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
The hit franchise started off as a TV series on CBS and it aired for four seasons from 1985 to 1989 and Robert McCall was played by Edward Woodward. Originally, the McCall character was a retired intelligence agent with a mysterious past who uses the skills from his former career to exact justice on behalf of innocent people who are trapped in dangerous circumstances. After many years of contemplation, the series was adapted as a feature film in 2014, directed by Antoine Fuqua.
The pilot will be written by Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller. There have been a few unsuccessful attempts at rebooting the series, but it’s showtime now! This time, Universal TV employed some of the top producers on its roster — Davis Entertainment and Chase and of course the legend herself, Queen Latifah.
There is no word yet on when the pilot will start shooting, however congratulations are still in order to Queen Latifah on this major news. We can’t wait to see her do the damn thing! Gayes, are you here for this?