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Fast & Furious 7’s James Wan set for The MacGyver TV Series reboot

October 3rd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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So, the A-Team (here) and Lethal Weapon (here) is coming to TV.. and now, so is MacGuyver.

You might remember that we reported a new MacGyver series quite some time ago (here) where it was rumoured the character was set to be female; possibly the original character’s daughter?

Well now it seems THR are saying it is coming back, but it’ll be more along the lines of the original series:

“Based on the Richard Dean Anderson starrer that ran for seven seasons on ABC, the CBS take is described as a reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver 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.

“NCIS: Los Angeles’ R. Scott Gemmill will pen the script and executive produce the CBS Television Studios drama while staying on board the CBS procedural. Henry Winkler, who exec produced the original series, is on board to serve in the same capacity alongside James Wan’s Atomic Monster head of production Michael Clear. Wan (Aquaman, Mortal Kombat, Saw) will exec produce and direct the potential pilot and would segue into TV with the project. CBS is keeping mum on how large of a commitment the new MacGyver is, but the network and CBSTVS are said to be very high on bringing back a title from the studio’s library. Though sources tell THR that the network handed out a hefty put-pilot commitment.”

If it happens, it should be interesting to see what Fast & Furious 7’s James Wan does with the pilot.

Mind you, we’ve been here before, so don’t get too excited.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….