Hey guys, Jana here,
The ‘MacGyver‘ series reboot is getting off the ground and they’ve locked in the actor who will play the titular character in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’s Lucas Till. CBS is taking the 1985 series and updating the project by 30 years. We can expect the same ingenious response to solving problems with a few more current gadgets, but I bet nothing will take the place of a trusty Swiss Army knife.
Till joins Joshua Boone (‘Fan Girl‘) and George Eads as the only other cast members, at this point. The pilot takes us back to Angus MacGyver in his twenties, who is recruited into the clandestine organization from the original series where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening. The time line for the project makes this a prequel to the series we grew up with in the 1980’s. Boone’s character will be Gunner, MacGyver’s vest friend from high school
Directing will by David Von Ancken (‘Salem‘) and written by Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney (‘CSI: Miami‘). I’m curious to see how the project pans out with current technology and MacGyver’s legendary knack for improvisation.