In the most recent round of what old show can we make new and fresh again, CBS has taken another shot at bringing back an oldie but goodie with a Queen Latifah centered version of The Equalizer.
Staring alongside the Queen in the cast will be; Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes.
Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller wrote the reboot pilot and will executive produce. Queen Latifah will also serve as an executive producer in addition to starring. John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, Debra Martin Chase of Martin Chase Productions, Lindheim, Shakim Compere of Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, and pilot director Liz Friedlander will also executive produce. Universal Television will produce in association with CBS Television Studios.
According to Variety, Latifah plays an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. The show received a pilot production commitment at CBS back in November.
The original show was co-created by Richard Lindheim and Michael Sloan and starred Edward Woodward. The original show enjoyed a four season run on CBS for between 1985 and 1989. The Equalizer would later be adapted into two feature films starring Denzel Washington in the title role in 2014 and 2018 respectively.