Is The Equalizer Season 3 premiering in a few days? Here is everything we know so far.
After waiting for a whole year since the premiere of the finale episode of the second season, which aired on May 15, 2022, the fans just have one question that has since been prompted in their minds all the time. When is the third season of The Equalizer going to premiere on CBS? We can agree with the fans that the anticipation for the show is high and has piqued the interest of fans!
After all, who does not want to see Queen Latifah back on the screen as Robyn McCall to spark her magic once again in the new episodes? If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the potential release date, then look no further as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on The Equalizer Season 3’s release date due to the high level of interest shown by fans since the premiere of the last season.
Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.
The Equalizer Season 3: When is the new season releasing?
Yes, The Equalizer Season 3 will be premiering in a few days. The network has officially confirmed that the series will return this year on October 2nd at 8/7c on CBS and Paramount Plus. The third season will first debut with brand-new episodes on CBS and later on other streaming platforms.
The official Twitter handle of the series also confirmed the news by sharing the official release on a post quoting, “Where is Robyn? The search is on…and you can join. An all-new season of #TheEqualizer returns Sunday, Oct 2nd.” Take a look at the official post below:
— The Equalizer (@TheEqualizerCBS) September 14, 2022
“The Equalizer continues to pack a powerful punch on Sunday nights, and we’re thrilled to have it back for two more seasons,” said Thom Sherman, senior executive vice president of programming at CBS Entertainment.
He continued, “The success of The Equalizer is due to the sum of its parts — an outstanding cast led by the superb Queen Latifah, plus the exceptionally creative team that has continued to evolve their storytelling with a compelling mix of everyday justice, family dynamics, and real-world issues that connect and resonate with audiences.”
The Equalizer Season 3 Plot and Episodes
As highlighted by Deadline, Season 3 picks up after the tumultuous and nerve-wracking Season 2 finale that saw Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) get abducted in front of her daughter Delilah (Laya DeLeon Hayes) and aunt Vi. As someone who has worked hard to keep her family and her work-life separate, she will have to face a whole new set of challenges if and when she escapes her captors.
The addition of Logue follows Chris Noth’s exit last season as Robyn’s mentor Bishop who was killed by her longtime nemesis Mason Quinn (Chris Vance). Similarly to Bishop, Colton is a powerful and connected agent who navigates in the shadows. His connection to Robyn is as yet unknown. Aunt Vi’s love life has been touched on in the past and looks to become a bigger part of the story with the addition of Reuben’s character Trish. With all her exposure to Robyn’s dangerous world of late, maybe rekindling a relationship with Trish could be just what Aunt Vi needs.
Moreover, The Equalizer Season 3 is anticipated to include 10 to 18 episodes, with an average runtime of roughly 43–44 minutes, as in the previous seasons premiering on a weekly basis. On the other hand, the network did release a synopsis of the first two episodes, which gives a short insight into the episodes as follows:
S3E1: Boom – October 2, 2022: The official synopsis states, “In the aftermath of her abduction, the walls between McCall’s family and vigilante life continue to crumble as those closest to her must come together for the first time to save her.”
S3E2: Where There’s Smoke – October 9, 2022: The official synopsis states, “The team helps an NYFD firefighter’s daughter when her father suddenly goes missing. Also, Aunt Vi and Delilah continue to cope after McCall’s abduction.”
The Equalizer Season 3 Cast and Crew
The majority of the original cast from season two is anticipated to return and carry the storyline into the following season. Therefore, the list of the series’ prominent characters is as follows:
- Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall
- Tory Kittles as Marcus Dante
- Adam Goldberg as Harry Keshegian
- Liza Lapira as Melody “Mel” Bayani
- Laya DeLeon Hayes as Delilah McCall
- Lorraine Toussaint as Viola “Aunt Vi” Marsette
- Donal Logue as Colton Fisk
- Gloria Reuben as Trish
In addition to this, TVLine announced in September the addition of two new actors to The Equalizer season 3. Donal Logue will play Colton Fisk, a decorated ex-CIA union chief. Gloria Reuben will portray widowed artist Trish, who’s back in town to get back together with ex-girlfriend Vi.
It’s also important to note that actor Christopher Noth will not return to the show after being accused of sexual assault in December 2021. The Equalizer fans may also be interested to know that Jada Pinkett Smith, who played master thief Jessie Cook in season 2, will return for season 3. She shared a BTS picture with Queen Latifah, quoting, “@queenlatifah x Jada = Trouble! Check us out next Sunday on @theequalizercbs” Take a look at the post on her official Instagram page.
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The Equalizer Season 3 Official Promo
The official teaser of approximately 19 seconds was released on the official YouTube channel on August 29, 2022, with a tagline stating the premise of the show, “The Equalizer is a reimagining of the classic series starring Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.”
The promo gives a brief insight into the plot and character arcs for the season. Take a look at the official teaser for the upcoming season below:
The Equalizer Season 3: Where to stream the series?
When released, The Equalizer Season 3, along with all the previous seasons, is most likely to be available on all prior platforms that have the rights to stream the series, as well as on-air on the CBS channel on Sundays at the 8/7c time slot. Moreover, all the previous seasons are currently available to stream on Paramount+ and FuboTV.
The series is also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, based on the viewers’ location, with preferred membership plans that the users can choose from. On the other hand, it is also available to watch for free on CBS and Pluto.
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for The Equalizer Season 3 to premiere on CBS this Sunday.