Ladies and gentlemen… meet your new MacGyver.
CBS has cast X-Men star Lucas Till in the reimagining of the 1980s TV series which featured Richard Dean Anderson (below) as the title character who would go around righting wrongs and building amazing devices out of household items and things he’d find lying around.
Fan Girl actor Joshua Boonehas also been cast as Gunner MacGyver’s best friend from high school.
But here’s the kicker, the series will be a prequel to the orginal series. No, really.
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The pilot, co-written by Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney and directed by David Von Ancken, features twentysomething Angus MacGyver (Till), 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.
Executive producing the pilot are James Wan, the original’s creator Lee David Zlotoff and executive producer Henry Winkler, as well as Colaizzo, Mahoney, Ancken and Michael Clear, who heads Wan’s Atomic Monster.