Queen Latifah is on “neighborhood watch” within the new full-length trailer for The Equalizer. In a reimagining of the traditional collection that starred Edward Woodward as a mysterious intelligence agent turned vigilante, Latifah’s Robyn McCall is the one you name when you’ll be able to’t name 911. Premiering on February 7 instantly following Tremendous Bowl LV on the CBS Community, The Equalizer stars the Academy Award-nominated multi-hyphenate as “an enigmatic girl with a mysterious background who makes use of her in depth abilities as a former CIA operative to assist these with nowhere else to show.”
“McCall presents to most as a mean single mother who’s quietly elevating her teenage daughter. However to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer — an nameless guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s additionally dogged in her pursuit of non-public redemption,” reads a synopsis for the collection from Citadel creator Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller. “As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her work garners the eye of shrewd NYPD Detective Marcus Dante (Tory Kittles), who doggedly seeks to uncover the id of the vigilante referred to as The Equalizer.”
Robyn retains her clandestine work secret from her observant daughter Delilah (Raven’s Dwelling‘s Laya DeLeon Hayes) and Aunt Vi (Orange Is the New Black‘s Lorraine Toussaint), who helps her crime-fighter niece steadiness life as a working mom.
Becoming a member of Robyn as champions of justice are William Bishop (The Good Spouse‘s Chris North), her former CIA handler and longtime pal; “edgy bar proprietor” Melody ‘Mel’ Bayani (Nancy Drew‘s Liza Lapira), a colleague from Robyn’s previous; and Harry Keshegian (God Friended Me‘s Adam Goldberg), a “paranoid and good white-hat hacker.”
“Once we heard [Queen Latifah] was concerned, it was so thrilling to us,” Miller mentioned when previewing the action-drama reboot final Might. “She’s badass, she’s humorous, she may be the person who folks can belief.” Added Marlowe, “Having a feminine lead within the collection makes it very related.”
Added Latifah, additionally an government producer on The Equalizer, “This is without doubt one of the solely jobs I’ve ever taken in my life the place somebody requested me the query one time, and I mentioned ‘sure’ instantly.”
The Equalizer collection premieres Sunday, February 7, instantly following Tremendous Bowl LV, on the CBS Tv Community. New episodes air Sundays at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT on CBS.