Queen Latifah is set to star in a reboot of “The Equalizer” TV series in the works from Universal Television and CBS Television.
The project has received a pilot production commitment from CBS and is described as a reimagining of the classic series. Latifah portrays an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
The original series starred Edward Woodward and ran for four seasons on CBS between 1985 and 1989. More recently it was adapted into two feature films starring Denzel Washington.
“Castle” team Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller will serve as writers, executive producers, and showrunners on the new series. Queen Latifah will also serve as an executive producer in addition to starring while John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase and Shakim Compere will also executive produce.