Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, who have shared the screen and stage on many occasions are reuniting in CBS’ The Equalizer.
The series which is led by Latifah will see Smith guest star as Jessi Cook, a savant-level thief with a photographic memory. Though she’s brilliant and the best at what she does, she’s also devious, unpredictable and amoral. Briefly recruited by the CIA for her skills, Jessie and McCall once worked a mission together back in the day, and though the two get along like oil and water, they’re a whole lot of fun to watch.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah have starred in the classic heist film, Set It Off and most recently the 2017 film Girls Trip. The latter film is in production for a sequel which both stars are slated to reprise their roles.
The Equalizer is a reimagining of the classic series starring Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, 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.
Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira, Adam Goldberg, Laya DeLeon Hayes also star in the CBS remake. The Equalizer airs Sundays at 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT on CBS.
The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with CBS Studios. Executive Producers include Andrew W. Marlowe, Terri Edda Miller, Queen Latifah, John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Shakim Compere, and Joseph C. Wilson.