Queen Latifah to Star as ‘The Equalizer’ in New Series

Queen Latifah is gearing up to lead a new The Equalizer series.

Denzel Washington has of course starred in two Equalizer movies (released 2014 and 2018), although originally it was an Edward Woodward-starring CBS series that ran from 1985 to 1989.

CBS has given a pilot production commitment to the reimagining. Queen Latifah will be playing a new take on the titular enigmatic figure who uses extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Latifah will also be an executive producer on the project, which comes from Take Two creators Andrew Marlowe (Castle, End of Days, Air Force One) & Terri Miller.

Training Day director Antoine Fuqua reunited with Washington for the 2014 adaptation, which made $US192.3 million worldwide. It spawned a sequel (the first for Denzel) in 2014, which performed similarly with a draw of $US190.4 million.

Latifah has come off musical drama series Star, which Fox cancelled after three seasons. Her upcoming movies include family film The Tiger Rising (also starring Dennis Quaid) and a comedy titled Paper Chase.

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