Equalizer Season 4 is not coming to CBS in October 2023

The Equalizer Season 4: Is there any hope for September 2023?
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When will Robyn McCall return to grace our television screens? Here is everything we know so far about the potential release date of Equalizer Season 4.

Over the last three seasons, each episode of this crime drama series, which is expanded as a part of the second reboot in the franchise following the 2014 film and its 2018 and 2023 sequels, has left fans craving more answers, as this thrilling series will definitely keep you guessing until the very end thanks to all the vigilante skills of Robyn McCall.

After all, it’s clear that this second reboot in the franchise is not holding back anytime soon! So, as a special treat for you, we have compiled a list of all the recent updates relating to the potential release date right here for you.

Continue reading to learn more about Equalizer Season 4.

Equalizer Season 4 is not coming to CBS in October 2023

When is the series expected to return on CBS?

It was initially scheduled to make its comeback in September 2023, but sadly, due to the emergence of Hollywood’s dual strikes, out of which the WGA strike has now been resolved, the SAG-AFTRA strike is still being negotiated. It caused major production houses to halt their development of the new season, and now the season has been delayed until next year. Yes, you read it right!

As a result, Equalizer Season 4 will not be available to stream anytime soon, especially not in October 2023 for CBS’s 2023–24 fall broadcast season.

We speculate that the new season might premiere in the first quarter of 2024, which begins in January and lasts until March, only if the production begins later this year with the same time slot of every Sunday night at 9 p.m. on a weekly basis without causing any unwanted changes in the previously confirmed primetime schedule. Moreover, CBS has officially decided to postpone the release of the majority of their scripted shows. 

The network will now include all the unscripted shows, and it might also include reruns of Equalizer’s prior seasons for the remaining months of 2023 in order to cover up the empty slots in the fall broadcast season. As a result, we ask fans to keep an eye on social media for more information, which will ultimately be acknowledged later. Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see what direction the writers and crew will take going forward! 

In the meantime, check out the official announcement as shared by the show’s Twitter handle, confirming the renewal of the series, quoting, “More action and equalizing on the way. Seasons 3 and 4 are officially loading… #TheEqualizer”

Take a look at the official post below: 

What to expect from the new season?

The new season will definitely continue to follow Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall comes across 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.

So, if you have streamed the third season’s finale, “Eye for an Eye,” then you’ll know that there is no chance that the network will just miss picking up the plot from the major cliffhanger that transpired in the final episode. The viewers get to see that the team is put in harm’s way when McCall’s former CIA colleague is found alive and sets her sights on revenge by attempting to abduct Dante, Harry, and Mel; Aunt Vi and Delilah must act quickly to de-escalate a hostage situation.

Check out the official promo for the final episode of The Equalizer Season 3, and let us know what you hope will be covered in the next season in the comments.

The Equalizer 3x18 Promo "Eye for an Eye" (HD) Season Finale | Queen Latifah action series

The Equalizer Season 4 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

The main cast members who will reprise their roles are as follows: Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, a.k.a. “The Equalizer”, Tory Kittles as Marcus Dante, Adam Goldberg as Harry Keshegian, Liza Lapira as Melody “Mel” Bayani, Laya DeLeon Hayes as Delilah, and Lorraine Toussaint as Viola “Aunt Vi” Marsette. Some of the recurring cast members who are expected to return include Jennifer Ferrin as Avery Grafton, Frank Pando as Captain Torres, and Brett Dalton as Carter Griffin. 

It should also be noted that some new additions or removals in the cast can be announced due to cost-cutting, which will be a direct result of the dual strikes, along with notable seasonal guest stars, which will be revealed later if they ever happen. 

Additionally, the series is executive produced by Wilson, Glass, Marlowe, Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, original Equalizer series creator Richard Lindheim (who died from heart failure on January 18, 2021, while working on the series; the series premiere is dedicated to his memory), Shakim Compere, and Joseph C. Wilson. Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, produces in association with CBS Studios.

The Equalizer Season 4 Episode Count: Where to stream?

The exact episode count for The Equalizer Season 4 is still subject to change, as the customary episode count might be reduced to 15 episodes for the next season due to the delays caused by the strikes, which makes it impossible for the network to produce a full 22-episode season with so little time left. We’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released, as these details will be revealed once the release date draws closer to avoid any early spoilers of the plotlines.

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens next. Until there is any confirmation, we urge the readers to stream the prior seasons on CBS.

Moreover, when the fourth season is released, it will be available to stream on Paramount+ and FuboTV. All the prior seasons of the show are also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, depending on the viewers’ location, with preferred membership plans. It is also available to watch for free on Pluto. Moreover, it is also available to purchase on Prime Video and Apple TV. Apart from CBS, the international audience can now exclusively stream the show on various networks based on regions. 

Equalizer Season 4 Official Trailer: Has it been released?

Unfortunately, the network hasn’t released any new trailer for the upcoming season, as the filming of the fourth season has not even begun due to the production halt caused by WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, so it is way too early for any network to produce any short preview to give some glimpses about the show’s respective characters’ arcs and plotlines. Until the network releases any new promos, we urge the readers to check out the official trailer of The Equalizer Season 3 below: 

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 67% based on reviews from 30 critics, with an average rating of 6/10. The website’s critical consensus states, “Queen Latifah returns to the small screen in full command of her craft—if only The Equalizer’s overly-engineered early episodes were on her level.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 57 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

The Equalizer Season 3 Promo (HD) Queen Latifah action series

Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know what you think the Equalizer Season 4 plotline is going to be like.