Denzel Washington starred in the cinematic adaption of “The Equalizer,” which was originally an action TV series in the 1980s. Robert McCall, a former Marine, and DIA agent returns to the field to protect a teenager from the Russian mob in the film. The franchise has been such a success that it will be translated into a new CBS television series in 2021, starring Queen Latifah.
The remade “The Equalizer” series stars Latifah as Robyn McCall, a single mother with a dark history working for the US government who utilizes her numerous skills to protect those who can’t defend themselves, based on Washington’s role in the films. Robyn, also known as “The Equalizer,” is a vigilante in New York City who is backed up by a small group of devoted friends.
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On Rotten Tomatoes, “The Equalizer” presently has a 68 percent rating, with many critics praising Latifah’s performance for elevating a generic criminal drama, and the show is immensely popular with viewers. The sitcom had consistently good ratings throughout Season 1, making a second season almost a foregone conclusion for CBS.
Season 2 of “The Equalizer” has all we know so far.
When will The Equalizer Season 2 be available?
Fortunately for fans of the TV show “The Equalizer,” CBS confirmed in early March 2021 that the action crime drama will be renewed for a second season (via Deadline). “An Equalizer must read between the lines, and these lines are lit for #TheEqualizer to return for Season 2,” the official “Equalizer” Twitter captioned a brief film with the announcement. “Thanks to you, [The Equalizer] is a hit, a big hit,” Latifah said in the video.
COVID-19 restrictions caused delays and revisions to a number of productions, including “The Equalizer.” Some fans speculated that this meant Season 2 would premiere in the middle of the season, rather than the fall of 2021. Fortunately, CBS has recently announced the full schedule of debut dates for the network’s fall program, and “The Equalizer” is clearly marked. On Sunday, October 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern, the second season of the show will begin (via Deadline).
Who will appear in the second season of The Equalizer?
Obviously, Queen Latifah will return for Season 2 of “The Equalizer,” as will Laya DeLeon Hayes, who plays Robyn’s daughter Delilah. Lorraine Toussaint will reprise her role as Aunt Vi, Robyn’s maternal aunt who assists her in raising Delilah while keeping her secret life hidden.
The rest of the primary ensemble, including Liza Lapira and Adam Goldberg as Mel and Harry, the wife and husband combo that assists Robyn on missions, is scheduled to return in Season 2 of “The Equalizer.” Mel is an exceptional sharpshooter with a background in the Air Force, while Harry is an expert hacker.
Chris North portrays William Bishop, an old acquaintance of Robyn’s who serves as a liaison between her and the CIA, and Tory Kittles portrays Marcus Dante, an NYPD investigator who has run-ins with Robyn on numerous occasions as they assist each other on investigations. Dante tries unsuccessfully throughout Season 1 to apprehend Robyn and put a stop to her vigilantism.
“The Equalizer” follows a procedural format, with each episode focusing on a different case while larger stories are spread out over multiple episodes. As a result, the show has a wide range of guest actors, such as Scott Cohen and Marcus Callender in episode 4 and David Call and Elizabeth Stahlmann in episode 9, and Season 2 will undoubtedly feature many more new faces.
What can we expect from season two of The Equalizer?
The adversarial yet beneficial friendship between Robyn and Dante is one of the most prominent arcs in Season 1 of “The Equalizer.” Dante makes a concerted attempt to apprehend Robyn and put an end to her vigilante operations whenever the two cross paths on cases. Dante appears to have given up on this pursuit at the end of Season 1, instead of realizing that Robyn is a huge assistance to him. Even if he stops investigating, he cautions Robyn that another investigator will take his place shortly. Robyn and Dante’s relationship will continue to develop in Season 2, hopefully progressing from allies to friends, but who knows.