According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS's endless casting woes for the updated MacGyver series have finally come to an end, and the new casting leaves plenty to be excited about. Since last year, the network had been aggressively searching for just the right name to help usher in this popular series for a younger generation.
The network has officially chosen X-Men star Lucas Till to take on the titular role of the crafty secret agent Angus MacGyver, originally played by Richard Dean Anderson:
It follows a 20-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.
Lee David Zlotoff, the series creator, and Henry Winkler, one of the executive producers of the original series, are both joining the project as executive producers alongside Michael Clear and James Wan (The Conjuring). David Von Ancken (Californication) has signed on to direct the pilot.
Joshua Boone has also been cast in the reimagining to play MacGyver's longtime best friend, while CSI's George Eads will play Lincoln, an eccentric government employee.
Are you excited to watch the pilot season of 'MacGyver'?
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)