Queen Latifah Stars in New Reboot of CBS Series, "The Equalizer" Coming 2021


Queen Latifah
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You can run but you can't hide from the new reboot of "The Equalizer" starring Queen Latifah. The drama series first aired on the CBS network from 1985 to 1989, with another 2014 film and then a 2018 sequel. According to IMDb, the new series is created by executive producer Richard Lindheim, the same creator of "The Equalizer" series in the 80's.


Latifah will play Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help people who have no one else to run to. McCall is a single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is "The Equalizer". The series starts on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 at 10 pm EST / 7 pm PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

The 50-year-old star was seen in Manhattan, New York on Monday as cameras rolled on the CBS action set of the show. Latifah kept warm in a beige and gray coat, alongside her co-star 16-year-old Laya Hayes on filming day, according to The Daily Mail.

Queen Latifah on the set of "The Equalizer"
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The screenwriters of "The Equalizer" reboot includes Andrew Marlowe & Terri Miller. They both sat down with TV Insider in September of this year on why the timing was right for the premiere date.


"People have lost faith in the institutions that are supposed to protect them...when there's no one else to turn to, who will help? It seemed like the perfect time to bring back The Equalizer. Queen Latifah is an experienced rider, so putting her on a bike was one of the first badass images we imagined for her in the role" - Marlowe and Miller

Alongside Latifah, the CBS reboot cast also includes Chris Noth as William Bishop, Lorraine Toussaint as Viola "Aunt Vi" Marsette, Tory Kittles as Det. Marcus Dante, Adam Goldberg as Harry Keshegian, Liza Lapira as Melody Bayani, and Laya Hayes as Delilah.


Gayes, are you excited?


Queen Latifah Reveals New CBS Series, "The Equalizer"