The Equalizer returns to CBS with a reimagining of the classic series starring Academy Award nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah.
This new series – which premieres Sunday, February 7 after the Super Bowl – sees Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills as a former CIA operative to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall presents to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer – an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption.
Robyn’s clandestine work remains a secret from her smart and observant daughter, Delilah, and her aunt Vi, who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother. Joining Robyn as champions of justice are William Bishop, her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody “Mel” Bayani, an edgy bar owner and a colleague from Robyn’s past; and Harry Keshegian, a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker. As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her work garners the attention of shrewd NYPD Detective Marcus Dante, who doggedly seeks to uncover the identity of the vigilante known as The Equalizer.
Obviously this is a new take from the 1980s series which starred Edward Woodward (The Wicker Man) as Robert McCall with Cobra Kai’s William Zabka as his son, Scott. Still, it will be very interesting to see how this all pans out. Following the Super Bowl preview, The Equalizer can be seen Sundays on CBS, and a new trailer can be found below.
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