Queen Latifah or Dana Elaine Owens, 5′ 10″, born on March 18, 1970 is taking the foreground in the latest reboot
of popular crime drama “The Equilizer,” originally aired on CBS from 1985 to
While talking with a virtual panel alongside series
co-creators, Terri Miller and Andrew Marlow, the 50-years-old American singer
revealed shocking details about her character and cast 2021 of the CBS latest show.
Here’s what she said about the much-anticipated revival of
the infamous 80’s crime series:
Her starring role is about a mysterious Robyn McCall, a single mother,
and veteran of Afghanistan, who uses her skills and power to protect those who
don’t have anyone else to turn to. While serving as an ultimate savior to
others, McCall is hiding her own slew of secrets.
Both reboot and the movie franchise have taken much of their
material from the same source: the original CBS “The Equalizer” series. So, whichever
version you choose to watch, it more or less features the same concept: a
veteran gets worried about the increasing injustice and crime of the world and
decides to take matters into their own hands.
In the movies, we see Hollywood’s legend, Denzel Washington
at the forefront of all the action, but this time there is a woman taking the
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We already know that “the Equalizers” and their allies
possess special superpowers and extraordinary skills, but Queen Latifah said
that the series is more inclined towards portraying reality, thus, most of
those “powers” are the allusion to the fighting abilities and skills which the
heroes learned on the war ground.
“I think her powers is that she I extremely skillful at what
she does and what she’s learned. She’s a leader and knows how to delegate,”
Queen Latifah explained her character. “I think what most important to her
right now is that she’s done with all of that. She’s done working for the
people who make the big decisions. She’s done with the greed and the uber
powerful. She’s all about taking what she’s mastered deftly over the years and
using if for everyone. That’s what drives her at this point. The people she
couldn’t save are what makes her lose sleep.”
Queen Latifah may be our new “Equalizer”, but it doesn’t
mean she will be the only one! Marlowe said
that there’s a possibility of a new character being introduced in the later
episodes to help McCall out in her quest, but Queen Latifah will be kept in the
spotlight throughout the series. He also hinted a potential crossover between
“The Equalizer” universes in the future.
“We are here creating our won universe. Is there are a
potential that there could be a crossover universe in the future? We certainly
haven’t ruled that out. But for us it really is about building this show and
identity around Robyn McCall and being very specific to a show where Queen is
really embodying the heart of it,” said Marlow.
He went on to explain how important it is to have a Black
woman as the face of justice, especially during these current times. Her role
as an enigmatic hero of justice and equality speaks volume to all those who’re
currently participating in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Here is the list of all the cast members joining the CBS
He stars as William Bishop.
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She plays Melody “Mel” Bayani.
Adam Goldberg stars as Harry Kashegian in the CBS latest
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She plays Delilah in the series.
Check out the newly-released trailer here:
The series premiered yesterday on CBS, 7th
February after Super Bowl. New episodes of “The Equalizer” will be aired on
Sundays at 8:00- 9:00 ET/PT on CBS.
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