Richard Dean Anderson, the star of the original CBS series “MacGyver,” is in talks to appear on the upcoming reboot of the franchise which launches this Fall.
Executive producer Peter Lenkov says: “We’re hoping to get him on the show… that’s our plan. We’re hoping to have him come on the show and be a part of this incarnation as well. We’re reaching out to him. We’re hoping it happens.”
Lenkov credits filmmaker and fellow EP James Wan’s love of the original that helped get the reboot off the ground. He also says that the new series will keep the spirit of the original:
“MacGyver in his first incarnation was a hero who was unique to the TV landscape. I think if you look at the landscape, there’s a void for that kind of hero. MacGyver in a lot of ways is a very positive kind of character, and he only resorts to violence when he has to.”
The new “MacGyver” is scheduled to air in the Fall.