Queen Latifah may be our new Equalizer but that doesn’t mean she is our only Equalizer. During a panel for CBS ‘ In Equalizer during u 2021 Winter Tour of the Critical Television Association, The creators of the next drama have revealed that even if they don’t plan a crossover, they are open to one.
The new CBS series and film franchise are both based on the same source material: 1985 Equalizer would be. No matter which version you are watching, the basic idea is the same. A former military officer is fed up with the injustice of the world and decides to take the criminal fight into his own hands. For the film franchise, which led to former U.S. Marine Denzel Washington made DIA officer Robert “Bob” McCall. And now we have the mysterious Robyn McCall of Queen Latifah, a veteran of Afghanistan who hides a bunch of secrets.
“It’s nothing of what we’re really talking about,” said Andrew Marlowe, creator and executive producer. “We are here creating our own universe.” Is there a potential that could be a crossover universe in the future? We certainly haven’t ruled that out. But for us it’s really about building this show and identity around Robyn McCall and being very specific to a show where Queen really embodies the heart of it. ”
Marlowe noted that the idea of a foreigner protecting the little guy has been around for centuries. “It’s never been more culturally relevant.” But to have a black woman who is the face of justice we think it’s really interesting special sauce for the series, ”Marlowe added.
“I also think the film franchise is a lot darker. It’s sad. It’s bloody in this very visceral way. And it was important for all of us who came to this show that we warm it up,” said the creator and executive producer. Terri Miller. “(Robyn) represents all women. Make a balance between career and family and themselves and the world. That’s why we love being on CBS because it’s very much a network show. It was a good measure from the beginning … I think they can both live in the same universe very comfortably in their own ways. ”
In Equalizer airs on CBS on Sunday, February 7 just after the Super Bowl.