Based on the Antoine Fuqua film of the same name, The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah and Chris Noth will air on CBS as an episodic series.
According to a description, as reported by Deadline, Queen Latifah plays Robyn, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Chris Noth will play William Bishop, a quirky ex-CIA director who was Robyn’s first handler and has a father-daughter relationship with her.
The series will also star: Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes.
Debra Martin Chase along with Dana Owens, John Davis, John Fox, Richard Lindheim, Shakim Compere and Liz Friedlander will serve as executive producers of the series.
Debra Martin Chase is also the producer of the Focus Features film Harriet, under the Martin Chase Productions banner. The Harriet Tubman biopic starred Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr.
The series will offer a new take on the character played by Edward Woodward on the original series and by Denzel Washington in the movie version. No premiere date has been set yet for this series order.