CBS’ The Equalizer hopes to win the hearts of viewers the weekend before Valentine’s Day, as the Queen Latifah series has been set to premiere following Super Bowl LV, which will be Sunday, February 7 at 10pm. The show will then move to its regular Sunday night 8pm slot the week after, where it was once held by Touched by an Angel and the recently canceled God Friended Me.
The Equalizer follows Robyn McCall (Latifah), an enigmatic woman with a mysterious past who uses her skills to help people who have to nowhere to turn to. A single mother to a teenage daughter, McCall becomes a guardian angel for the downtrodden while seeking her own personal redemption.
The Equalizer is a reimaging of the spy/detective series that aired on CBS from 1985 to 1989 with Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, a former agent who went from the dirty business of his years with the Company to setting up his own business of helping the helpless.
It was then followed by two big-screen adaptations in 2014 and 2018 from director Antoine Fuqua with Oscar winner Denzel Washington as McCall, who becomes a man on fire for justice: a knight in shining armor against Russian mobsters and corrupt cops on behalf of a young prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz), seeking to avenge the death of his friend Susan (Melissa Leo), and trying to save a talented young man named Miles (Ashton Sanders) from gang life.