(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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