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For fans of Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer films, Queen Latifah is stepping into a reboot of the role for television.

As a bit of back story, the original The Equalizer was Edward Woodward in a television series on CBS that ran from 1985-1989, Shadow and Act reports. The series transitioned into a film in 2014 as Washington took on the role of Robert McCall. The film then gave Washington the first sequel of his career in 2018.



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Now, Latifah will step in and guide the series that has been ordered at CBS. The series is set to co-star Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira, and Laya DeLeon Hayes.

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Queen Latifah’s footprint can recently be felt on television as she served as one of the executive producers of The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel biopic that hit Lifetime in April. Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige also contributed as executive producers.