CBS has found its MacGyver!
One young actor is going from playing a mutant to guy with powers of his own. TVLine reports Lucas Till has nabbed the lead role in the network’s reboot of the 1985 series.
“MacGyver” follows a young man, Angus MacGyver (Till), who can use ordinary objects in unusual ways to solve problems. When a clandestine organization picks him up, the young man uses his ability to prevent disasters. Also cast in the pilot is Joshua Boone. He will play Gunner, MacGyver’s best friend from high school.
They join George Eads who was the first actor to join the project. His character Lincoln, a compassionate government employee who some believe is an eccentric conspiracy theorist.
Richard Dean Anderson played MacGyver from 1985-1992, which means this reboot will serve as a prequel.
Paul Downs Colaizzo, James Wan, Henry Winkler and Lee David Zlotoff will executive produce the project. Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney will write the pilot while David Von Ancken will serve as director.
Till is known for playing Havok in the “X-Men” film series, a role he will reprise in the upcoming installment “X-Men Apocalypse.” His television credits include guest appearances on “House,“ “Medium” and “Blue Mountain State.”