The Equalizer

August 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 and her personal life collide when her smart and observant daughter, Delilah, and her aunt Vi, who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother, discover her secret career as a vigilante. While Robyn contends with uncertainty at home, she is joined in her pursuit of justice by William Bishop, her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody “Mel” Bayani, an edgy bar owner, and sniper from Robyn’s past; and Harry Keshegian, a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker. As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, she sometimes works with Marcus Dante, an NYPD detective who once sought to uncover her identity, but now respects the need for Robyn’s type of justice even as he often questions her methods.

 

 

 

Begins its second season Sunday, Oct. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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, Shakim Compere and Joseph C. Wilson

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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Twitter: https://twitter.com/theequalizercbs

Instagram: @theequalizercbs

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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 Contact:

Noelle Llewellyn

noelle.llewellyn@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

Mary Kouw

mary.kouw@cbs.com

Michele Crowe

michele.crowe@cbs.com