LOS ANGELES: Queen Latifah thrives on going big. From writing and rapping at the start of her career to being an Oscar-nominated actress to producing, she has upended expectations for years.
Her latest chapter comes in the new CBS series “The Equalizer as the first Black woman to portray the role in the franchise.
The show debuts Feb. 7 in the coveted timeslot following the Super Bowl, typically the year’s most-watched program. The series settles into its regular Sunday night slot on Feb. 14.
The football game offers the potential of a huge lead-in audience to introduce Latifah as Robyn McCall, an ex-CIA officer who uses her skills to defend those who can’t help themselves while pursuing her own redemption. Her co-stars include Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint and Adam Goldberg.
The post-Super Bowl slot has provided monstrous ratings over the years for shows like “Friends, Survivor and “Undercover Boss.
“I’m so stoked that were coming on after the Super Bowl,” Latifah…