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Queen Latifah is The Equalizer in the teaser trailer for the new reboot TV show

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The Equalizer was originally a TV show back in the Eighties starring Edward Woodward. Then Denzel Washington played the character in a couple of movies. It is now being rebooted for TV and Queen Latifah is playing the main character – Robyn McCall. It sounds like they have added a little bit of True Lies into the mix.

Robyn McCall is 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 (Laya DeLeon Hayes), and her aunt Vi (Lorraine Toussaint), who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother. Joining Robyn as champions of justice are William Bishop (Chris Noth), her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody “Mel” Bayani (Liza Lapira), an edgy bar owner and a colleague from Robyn’s past; and Harry Keshegian (Adam Goldberg), 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 (Tory Kittles), who doggedly seeks to uncover the identity of the vigilante known as The Equalizer.

Producers include John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, behind the Jay Hernandez-starring Magnum P.I. reboot for CBS, Debra Martin Chase for Martin Chase Productions (Harriet), Shakim Compere (Latifah’s Bessie), and Richard Lindheim, co-creator of the original series.

The Equalizer premieres Sunday, February 7, and airs Sundays at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT on CBS.

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