James Wan is producing a new MacGyver TV series for CBS and now today network has cast Lucas Till in the title role. Joshua Boone (Fan Girl) was also cast in the role of Gunner, who is MacGyver’s best friend.
The pilot episode was co-written by Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney, and it will be directed by David Von Ancken. NCIS: Los Angeles‘R. Scott Gemmill is an executive producer on the action drama along with Henry Winkler, who was an executive producer on the original run of the series.
According to Deadline, Angus MacGyver (Till), “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 drama serves as a prequel to the original series, in which MacGyver was played by Richard Dean Anderson.”