Queen Latifah is set to star in and executive produce an “Equalizer” reboot currently in development at CBS.Described as a reimagining of the 1985 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, the reboot centers on Queen Latifah as “an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.”“Castle” and “Take Two” duo Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller will serve as writers and showrunners on the reboot, which has a pilot production commitment at the network.Also Read: Jim Lanzone to Exit CBS Interactive; Marc DeBevoise to Become President and CEOExecutive producers also include the project John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Debra Martin Chase of Martin Chase Productions; Richard Lindheim, co-creator of the original “Equalizer” TV series; and Shakim Compere of Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment.The reboot is produced by Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios.The original “Equalizer” ran from 1985 to 1989 on CBS and centered on a retired U.S. intelligence agent who sought to atone for his past by putting his skills to work as a vigilante acting on behalf of the innocent. A film adaptation of the series starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua was released in 2014, followed by a sequel in 2018.Read original story Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS At TheWrap
The introduction of Mr. Spock last season on the sleek CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery may be the first in many new frontiers for the fabled franchise now that the Paramount-owning Viacom and CBS are boldly going toward corporate reunification. Taking a page from the now Fox-expanded Disney book, new ViacomCBS kingpin Bob Bakish made […]
Steven Yeun has joined the cast of Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone,” an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap. Previously announced cast members include John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott and Kumail Nanjiani.
A rebooted Star Trek series starring Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard could be in the offing.
Jeremy Piven's latest TV drama, Wisdom of the Crowd, will be cancelled by CBS after 13 episodes, sources have confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.
CBS is developing a TV adaptation of “L.A. Confidential,” Variety has learned. Based on James Ellroy’s classic novel of the same name, the series would follow the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter, and a Hollywood actress as they intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer through the seedy underbelly of 1950’s Los Angeles.... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/la-confidential-tv-series-cbs-1202549419/" title="Read ‘L.A. Confidential’ Series in Development at CBS">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Today was the penultimate day of the Television Critics Association summer press tour, an annual event which holds a variety of different panels – and this year, one of those panels was ran by Bryan Fuller, who revealed a lot of information about the new Star Trek: Discovery program, set to launch in 2017 on CBS All Access in the US, on terrestrial television in Canada, and on Netflix worldwide. The intention is to provide a different point of view from prior Star Trek series, given that the previous 6 (presumably including the animated series) have been from the perspective of the Captain. Fuller has, in the past, stated that casting for Discovery will be ‘colour blind’, and as such our new lead may be of any race.
CBS has hired ‘Hannibal’ head writer Bryan Fuller to sit in the captain’s chair and run its new 'Star Trek’ TV series as co-creator and executive producer. Fuller joins after his critically-adored take on the Hannibal Lecter story was cancelled by NBC after three seasons following poor ratings. “My very first experience of 'Star Trek’ is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls,“ said Fuller in a statement.