‘The Equalizer’ Reboot Trailer Has Queen Latifah Fighting Against Injustice

The Equalizer is back!!! No, Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua didn’t shoot a third film, although considering how well they do there will almost certainly be one. And to the best of my knowledge, nobody resurrected the original protector of the innocent, Edward Woodard, of the 1980s TV series. But The Equalizer is indeed back with Queen Latifah reviving the character for a brand new audience.

In the trailer for the CBS revival of The Equalizer, Latifah takes on the role of Robyn McCall, a divorced single mother with a mysterious past and a set of badass skills which she uses to protect those who can’t protect themselves. The basic contours of the franchise remain in place, although having McCall as a mom to a teenage daughter adds a new wrinkle that will open up new types of stories.

Co-starring in the show are Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira, and Adam Goldberg. Richard Lindheim created the series with Latifah, having been part of the original, as well.

The Equalizer debuts following the Super Bowl on February 7th.

Queen Latifah’s new drama is set to premiere at a date and time with no equal – immediately following the Super Bowl! In the reimagining of the classic series, Latifah stars as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.