CBS has officially ordered its The Equalizer project starring Queen Latifah to series. Its development was first announced last November.

The multihyphenate is stepping into a role described as a new take on the character played by Edward Woodward on the original series and by Denzel Washington in the film franchise. The series will also star Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes.

The Equalizer was originally a television series on CBS from 1985-1989 with Woodard. It was adapted for film in 2014 starring Washington. A sequel, The Equalizer 2, was released in 2018.

The official description: The Equalizer is a reimagining of the classic series starring Queen Latifah as an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive

Latifah Andrew Marlowe, Terri Miller, John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim (co-creator of the original Equalizer TV series, Shakim Compere and Liz Friedlander are executive producers. Friedlander directed the pilot. The show is from Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios.



‘The Equalizer’ TV Reboot In The Works At CBS Starring Queen Latifah


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