What’s up with Queen Latifah? “It’s complicated,” she says in the trailer for The Equalizer.
CBS released the teaser for the new series on Saturday, Jan. 9, and it’s loaded with action. The video introduces Latifah as Robyn McCall, a single mom with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
“I’m the one you call when you can’t call 911,” Latifah explains as she throws punches in the trailer.
— The Equalizer (@TheEqualizerCBS) January 9, 2021
Sex and the City and The Good Wife alum Chris Noth warns her, “This new side gig of yours is raising questions at the CIA.” But Latifah isn’t concerned and responds, “I don’t work for them anymore.”
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 Noth and Queen Latifah, the cast of the series includes Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira, and Laya DeLeon Hayes.
Liz Friedlander (American Horror Story, The Boys) directed the pilot episode. 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 are executive producers.
The Equalizer debuts on Feb. 7, immediately after the Super Bowl.