The Equalizer Season 3: Renewed or Canceled?

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The Equalizer‘ is a thrilling crime drama TV series developed by Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller. Based on the 1980s show of the same name created by Richard Lindheim and Michael Sloan, the show revolves around Robyn McCall, a single mother and former CIA operative living in New York City. While she has left her past career behind, she still uses her skills to be a vigilante AKA the Equalizer, to defend helpless citizens. On her quest for justice, Robyn is helped by many former friends and new allies while she finds herself chased by the very law enforcers she once worked for.

The series first debuted in February 2021. While the show did not receive a very impressive response at first, fans grew to love it for its dynamic characters and gripping narrative. Moreover, given the explosive ending of season 2, they are now eager to find out if they will see Robyn in action a third time. To answer everyone’s questions, here is everything we know so far about ‘The Equalizer’ season 3.

The Equalizer Season 3 Release Date

‘The Equalizer’ season 2 premiered on October 10, 2021, on CBS. The season finale aired on May 15, 2022, after airing a total of 18 episodes. Each episode in the second installment is of a duration of 43-44 minutes.

Now, let’s talk about the possibility of a third iteration of the show. Fans can rejoice doubly, as the series has been officially renewed for seasons 3 and 4. In May 2022, Thom Sherman, the senior executive vice president of programming at CBS Entertainment, confirmed the same in a statement saying, “The Equalizer continues to pack a powerful punch on Sunday nights, and we’re thrilled to have it back for two more seasons.” Not just that, in early May 2022, executive producer and lead actor Queen Latifah (Robyn) divulged about the show returning for two more outings on CBS Mornings.

Given that the third season has been greenlit by CBS, it is likely that it might already be in the pre-production stages. However, the waiting time mainly depends on the network’s release schedule. Although the series originally premiered in CBS’ midseason slot in 2021, the show’s sophomore round was a part of the network’s fall schedule. With that being said, it is highly likely that the new edition will hit the screens in time for the 2022-2023 broadcast season. So, if everything goes as planned, we can expect ‘The Equalizer’ season 3 to release sometime in Q4 2022.

The Equalizer Season 3 Cast: Who can be in it?

The upcoming season 3 will see Queen Latifah returning as Robyn McCall, while Laya DeLeon Hayes shall reprise the role of Delilah. Tory Kittles and Liza Lapira may also come back as Marcus Dante and Melody Bayani, respectively. In addition, Lorraine Toussaint can be expected to return as Aunt Vi along with Jennifer Ferrin might feature as Avery Grafton once again.

Other cast members who we may see in season 3 include Adam Goldberg (Harry Keshegian), Frank Pando (Captain Torres), Chris Vance (Mason Quinn), Stephen Bishop (Dr. Miles Fulton), and Dominic Fumusa (Detective Ken Mallory). However, Chris Noth (William Bishop) and Erica Camarano (Detective Paley) won’t be returning, and their onscreen characters have died. Apart from them, new cast members may join the upcoming season of the show.

The Equalizer Season 3 Plot: What can it be About?

In season 2, Robyn lets go of her plans to quit vigilantism when Marcus asks her help with tracing a group of unidentified robbers who killed Detective Paley. Furthermore, she briefly crosses paths with her former husband, Dr. Miles, which leads to a complicated situation. Later, DA Grafton continues to pursue Robyn desperately but calls off the manhunt when the latter saves her from a murder attempt.

Meanwhile, Robyn solves an array of cases with her team. Elsewhere, Mel reveals that Harry is alive. But he gets arrested, only to be helped out of prison by William. Unfortunately, the latter dies in a plane crash caused by Mason. As the season ends, Robyn and Mason have a face-off over William’s death, and Delilah finds out about Harry and Mel helping her mother.

The third season may pick up from the cliffhanger ending of its predecessor and reveal whether Robyn manages to avenge William’s death or not. Moreover, it is likely to explore the changes in Delilah and Robyn’s relationship now that the former knows the truth about her mother. Other potential story arcs than can be expanded upon include chances of a romance between Robyn and Dante, as well as DA Grafton deciding to go after the Equalizer again. On top of that, our skilled protagonist is expected to face a new set of challenging cases while she continues to help New Yorkers with her loyal team.

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