Queen Latifah will be coming back to equalize more bad guys after CBS renewed The Equalizer for a second season.
“The Equalizer has proven more than equal to the task of engaging viewers and racking up wins on Sunday night,” Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, said Tuesday in a statement. “We’re extremely proud to see this outstanding broadcast drama, led by Queen Latifah, punch through the competitive landscape and return for a second season.”
The series debuted on Sunday Feb. 7, immediately after the Super Bowl. The premiere was seen by 23.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched debut of the 2020-2021 season. After four episodes, the drama remains television’s #1 scripted series with an average of 14.6 million viewers.
The drama is a re-imagining of The Equalizer TV series that ran on CBS from 1985 to 1989, and inspired two blockbuster films starring Denzel Washington.
In addition to Queen Latifah, the cast of the remake includes Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes.
The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with CBS Studios. Andrew Marlowe, Terri Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim (co-creator of the original series), and Shakim Compere serve as executive producers.
CBS previously announced it renewed The Neighborhood and Bob ? Abishola.