After granting an extra season to many of its series, CBS has announced that three programs have been selected to join its 2020-2021 lineup. Let’s take a look.
A reboot of The Equalizer
The Equalizer, the flagship series of the 80s, will soon come back to life on CBS. The channel has chosen Queen Latifah (Star) to play the lead role in this new version. She will embody an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those who have no one else to turn to. Liza Lapira (Unbelievable), Lorraine Toussaint (Into the Badlands) and Tory Kittles (Colony) will also be part of the cast. Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller, Executive Producers of Castle, will act as co-showrunners. Richard Lindheim, co-creator of the original series, will also be involved as an executive producer.
A new comedy for Chuck Lorre
Chuck Lorre continues his collaboration with CBS with his new comedy B-Positive. Will it be as successful as Mom, Two and A Half Men, The Big Bang Theory or Young Sheldon? For the sake of the producer and the network, we certainly hope so.
The series will follow Drew (Thomas Middleditch), a recently divorced father who is looking for a kidney donor. Gina (Annaleigh Ashford), a woman from his past, volunteers. And so, begins a journey that will change their lives. The cast will also feature Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst) et Sara Rue (Less Than Perfect).
A serial sequel to the film The Silence of the Lambs
This last project has been eagerly awaited since it is a sequel to the cult film The Silence of the Lambs. The series will focus on the character of Clarice, portrayed in the film by Jodie Foster, who this time will be played by Rebecca Breeds (The Originals).
This serial sequel will take place in 1993, one year after the events of the film, and will follow Clarice Starling as she returns to the field to track down serial killers and sexual predators. Rebecca Breeds will be joined on the cast of Clarice by Lucca De Oliveira (SEAL Team), Devyn A. Tyler (The Purge), Kal Penn (Dr House), Nick Sandow (Orange Is the New Black) et Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead).