“X-Men” actor Lucas Till will step into the shoes of Richard Dean Anderson, taking on the iconic character of MacGyver in CBS’ upcoming reimagining of the early 1990s series.
The new take follows a twenty-something MacGyver (Till) as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
The casting caps a weeks-long search by CBS. The network originally had a script by R. Scott Gemmill (“NCIS: LA”) but instead have picked up the pilot without a script after deciding to go with a new pitch from Paul Downs Colaizzo (“LFE”) who was initially attached to the project when it was in development.
Joshua Boone has also joined the drama pilot as a series regular, playing MacGyver’s best friend from high school named Gunner. George Eads (“CSI”) is also onboard to co-star.
David Von Ancken will direct the pilot and executive produce alongside James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff and Michael Clear.
Source: The Live Feed