Denzel Washington is one of our greatest actors, but even he’s not immune to franchises. In between dramas like Fences and Roman J. Israel, Esq. he made not one but two hyper-violent Equalizer movies, where he played a mild-mannered mercenary who liked to use hardware equipment on baddies.
It’s not clear if there will be an Equalizer 3, but we may be getting a lot more Equalizer anyway: Deadline reports that a TV version starring no less than Queen Latifah has been given a pilot order.
CBS has officially ordered the project. The prospective show is described as a reimagining of the classic series in which Queen Latifah portrays an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere
“The Equalizer” originally aired on CBS for four seasons between 1985 and 1989. Edward Woodward starred as Robert McCall in the show which was co-created by Richard Lindheim and Michael Sloan. It was then adapted into two feature films starring Denzel Washington in the title role, with the first debuting in 2014 and the second in 2018.
Queen Latifah will also serve as an executive producer in addition to starring.