ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — CBS has given a pilot production commitment to a TV spinoff for the The Equalizer, starring Queen Latifah, according to Deadline

The series will follow an “enigmatic figure — played by Latifah, who also serves as a producer — who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.”  Latifah’s role, according to the trade, is a “new take” on the character first played by Edward Woodard in the 1980s CBS TV series, and most recently played by Denzel Washington in the Antoine Fuqua-directed and produced film franchise. 

Queen Latifah will next be seen playing Ursula in The Little Mermaid Live! airing Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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