The Equalizer

January 2021

THE EQUALIZER is a reimagining of the classic series starring Academy Award® nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Bessie”) as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills as a former CIA operative to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall presents to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer – an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. Robyn’s clandestine work remains a secret from her smart and observant daughter, Delilah, and her aunt Vi, who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother. Joining Robyn as champions of justice are William Bishop, her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody “Mel” Bayani, an edgy bar owner and a colleague from Robyn’s past; and Harry Keshegian, a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker. As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her work garners the attention of shrewd NYPD Detective Marcus Dante, who doggedly seeks to uncover the identity of the vigilante known as The Equalizer.

 

Series premieres Sunday, Feb. 7 immediately following Super Bowl LV, on the CBS Television Network.

 

ON AIR:

Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

 

ORIGINATION:

New Jersey

 

FORMAT:

Drama (Filmed in HD)

 

STARRING:

Queen Latifah

(Robyn McCall)

 

Tory Kittles

(Detective Marcus Dante)

 

Adam Goldberg

(Harry Keshegian)

 

Liza Lapira

(Melody “Mel” Bayani)

 

Laya DeLeon Hayes

(Delilah)

WITH:

Lorraine Toussaint

(Viola “Vi” Marsette)

AND:

Chris Noth

(William Bishop)

 

PRODUCED BY:

Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with CBS Studios

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Andrew W. Marlowe, Terri Edda Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim, Shakim Compere and director Liz Friedlander (pilot only)

 

CREATED BY:

Developed for television by Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller, as based on the original series co-created by Richard Lindheim


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Cast and crew on social:

 

Twitter

Instagram

 

Queen Latifah

@IAMQUEENLATIFAH

@queenlatifah

 

Tory Kittles

@ToryKittles

@torykittles

 

Adam Goldberg

@TheAdamGoldberg

@theadamgoldberg

 

Liza Lapira

@lizalapira

@lizalapira

 

Laya DeLeon Hayes

@layahayes

@layadeleonhayes

 

Lorraine Toussaint

@LPToussaint

@lorrainetoussaint

 

Chris Noth

n/a

@chrisnothofficial

 

Andrew Marlowe

@AndrewWMarlowe

n/a

 

Terri Miller

@TerriEdda

n/a

 

Debra Martin Chase

@DebraMChase

@debramchase

 


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Press Contacts:

Noelle Llewellyn

212-975-4574

noelle.llewellyn@cbs.com

Dio McCollin

212-975-2117

dio.mccollin@cbs.com


Photo Contacts:

Mary Kouw

212-975-4107

mary.kouw@cbs.com

Michele Crowe

212-975-3265

michele.crowe@cbs.com