The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates
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Is The Equalizer returning for another season? Continue reading to find out more about The Equalizer Season 3.

The Equalizer is an American crime drama television series that is a remake of the 1980s television series of the same name. It is the second reboot in the franchise, following the 2014 film and its 2018 sequel. As the second season has concluded, viewers are wondering whether or not the show has been renewed for a third season. 

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

It appears that the wait for the fans won’t go too long because we have some great news to share! We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on CBS. Here is everything we know about The Equalizer Season 3. 

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

Will there be a Season 3 of The Equalizer?

Yes, The Equalizer will be returning to your television screen for another season. The network has aired all the episodes of the second season, which ended on May 15, 2022. In the same month, the series was renewed for its third and fourth seasons by the CBS network.

The official Twitter handle of The Equalizer also shared the news among their followers on May 5, 2022, quoting, “More action and equalizing on the way. Seasons 3 and 4 are officially loading… #TheEqualizer” Take a look at the official post below: 

Moreover, Queen Latifah who portrays Robyn McCall, also confirmed the renewal news on her official Twitter handle by quoting, “It’s official! Two more seasons of action and equalizing are on the way. See you for Season 3…and 4! #TheEqualizer” Take a look at the official post below: 

Why did CBS renew The Equalizer for Season 3?

According to Deadline, the two-season renewal reflects the strength of The Equalizer‘s rating performance — it is Sunday’s #1 scripted series, averaging 9.46 million viewers. Season to date, the show has amassed 1.2 billion potential social media impressions, according to CBS. In anticipation of a pickup, The Equalizer recently set new showrunners, Joseph C. Wilson and Adam Glass, who will succeed at the helm of the series’ developers, Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller.

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.

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

“The success of The Equalizer is due to the sum of its parts – an outstanding cast led by the superb Queen Latifah, plus the exceptional 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.”

Moreover, Queen Latifah also first announced the renewal in an interview Thursday on CBS Mornings. She talked about her character “who wanted to use her skills for the every man, if you will or every woman,” and the show’s belief in the importance of “take topics that were ripped from the headlines and really deal with them.” 

The Equalizer Season 3 Release Date

After months of anticipation, the network has officially announced that The Equalizer Season 3 is scheduled to air on CBS, this fall season on Sunday, October 2nd at 8/7c time slot. As of now, there has been no official UK release date announced for the third season. Furthermore, given that the UK now has access to Paramount Plus, we assume that the series will air there when it does so in the country.

The official Twitter handle of the series also confirmed the news by sharing the official release on a post quoting, “You thought she was done — but she’s only just begun. A new season of #TheEqualizer premieres Sunday, October 2nd at 8/7c on @CBS!” Take a look at the official post below: 

The Equalizer Season 3 Expected Plot

The upcoming season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the second season which is the 18th episode, Exposed, released on May 15, 2022. The episode was directed by Eric Laneuville and the story is written by Terri Edda Miller & Andrew W. Marlowe & Joseph C. Wilson. The episode is estimated to be viewed by 6.84 million US viewers.

The official synopsis of the episode states, “McCall’s determination to apprehend Mason Quinn, the criminal responsible for Bishop’s death, veers into a dangerous obsession that could cost her everything; Delilah finally meets her mother’s vigilante team.” 

The Equalizer 2x18 Promo "Exposed" (HD) Season Finale | Queen Latifah action series

*Spoilers Ahead* 

In the episode, the viewers got to see that, in order to get access to the classified records on Omar Delgado, a close ally of Mason Quinn, McCall infiltrates the Cuban embassy. When she shares the information with Harry and Mel, they are hesitant to help her because of the connection to Bishop’s passing. Instead, McCall enlists Carter Griffin’s assistance, who is able to locate Delgado and organize an arresting task team.

After interviewing him, he and his crew come up empty-handed, and McCall makes an attempt. In an effort to win his trust, they orchestrate his escape. Vera, a friend of Delilah’s, begins running for student president, but her ex-boyfriend Logan Jeffries leaks a picture of her online. Delilah turns to Dante when she runs out of options to help Vera, and Dante then introduces her to “The Equalizer,” who is actually her mother. Harry and Mel are introduced to her by McCall, who also promises her that she can seek their assistance.

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

When Harry finds his match with a Russian IP address, he finds it difficult to remove Vera’s image from pornographic websites. Despite some resistance, he eventually overcomes them and removes the images of Vera and the other victims. Vera sends Delilah a troubling text that makes suicide seem like a possibility. When Delilah and Mel arrive at her location, the former is able to reason with her. After learning about Logan’s burner phone, Dante and the NYPD detain him. McCall’s car is struck by another vehicle while it is being driven home.

While Delilah and Aunt Vi watch in shock as they are taken away, the attackers kidnap the victim. The Equalizer Season 3 is expected to reveal where the overall plot of the series is going in terms of characters and storylines from this precise moment of the finale episode. Moreover, all of the previous episodes have set the tone for the recent season, which will see the story develop and expand in ways that will entice viewers to watch the show. 

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

The Equalizer Season 3 Cast

The original cast from season two is anticipated to return and carry the storyline into the next season. In addition, the network had not released any new casting announcements as of July 6, 2022. 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 Bayani
  • Laya DeLeon Hayes as Delilah Fulton
  • Lorraine Toussaint as Viola Marsette
  • Chris Noth as William Bishop (ep. 1–8)

The recurring cast members of the series include: 

  • Frank Pando as Captain Tony Torres
  • Dominic Fumusa as Detective Ken Mallory
  • Jennifer Ferrin as D.A. Avery Grafton

Moreover, we urge viewers to have some patience as the network will let fans know in advance if there are any new characters being introduced in the upcoming season. Fans should therefore attentively follow any such developments on social media in the coming months.

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

The Equalizer Season 3 Episodes

The Equalizer Season 3 is anticipated to include 10 to 18 episodes, with an average runtime of roughly 43–44 minutes. The number of episodes differs in each season so it is difficult to speculate the exact episode count for the third season. Moreover, the precise episode titles and synopsis for the future season cannot be confirmed as of July 6, 2022. 

So, fans are advised to wait patiently and binge-watch prior seasons in the meantime to refresh their recollection of important storylines. It is a somewhat bigger or smaller season than its previous one since the plot that the show wants to convey to the audience ultimately determines how many episodes it will have. Therefore, the episode dates will be announced in the following months. So viewers should keep an eye out for that information.

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

Where to stream The Equalizer Season 3?

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 the CBS platform and Pluto. 

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

Is there any trailer for The Equalizer Season 3?

No, the network has not released any trailer or promo for The Equalizer Season 3, as it is way too early for the network to release such promotional material. Meanwhile, check out this official teaser for The Equalizer Season 2 below to recall the events of the previous season: 

The Equalizer Season 2 Trailer (HD) Queen Latifah action series

The Equalizer Official Synopsis

The official synopsis of the series according to the CBS website states, “Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background, 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.”

The Equalizer Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for The Equalizer Season 3 to premiere on CBS this fall.