• Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS
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    Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS

    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

  • 'Harry Potter' star Brendan Gleeson to play Donald Trump in new drama series
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    'Harry Potter' star Brendan Gleeson to play Donald Trump in new drama series

    Irish actor Brendan Gleeson has been cast as Donald Trump in a new drama series for US network CBS.

  • ‘Star Trek’ Poised To Become New Marvel? CBS & Viacom Merger Brings Franchise Under One Fleet
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    ‘Star Trek’ Poised To Become New Marvel? CBS & Viacom Merger Brings Franchise Under One Fleet

    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 […]

  • Jeremy Piven's TV drama cancelled by CBS
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    Jeremy Piven's TV drama cancelled by CBS

    Jeremy Piven's latest TV drama, Wisdom of the Crowd, will be cancelled by CBS after 13 episodes, sources have confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.