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Trailer for the new MacGyver series starring Lucas Till

18 August 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go until its premiere, CBS has debuted a new trailer for the upcoming action drama MacGyver, which reimagines the hit 1980’s TV series and sees X-Men star Lucas Till taking over Richard Dean Anderson’s lead role as Angus MacGyver; watch it below after the official synopsis…

A secret agent unlike any other, MacGyver escapes perilous situations with nothing but a paperclip, his trusty Swiss Army knife and his wit. A dynamic reimagining of the hit television series, this action-packed origin story follows the young MacGyver as he returns from war, a hero with an idealistic vision of saving the world. He and his late father’s best friend partner to form the clandestine Phoenix Foundation. Using his scientific know-how and resourcefulness, MacGyver—alongside his intrepid team—undertakes missions to save lives and change the world.

MacGyver is set to premiere on September 23rd on CBS. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘MacGyver’ Stops A Plane With Tinfoil In New Trailer For TV Series Reboot

18 August 2016 7:49 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For diehard fans, and certainly for Aunt Patty and Aunt Selma, the idea of a youth-skewing “MacGyver” reboot seems like a bad idea. But let’s be real, the 1980s TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson and his glorious mullet was never a classic, but it did have its lo-fi charms. However, that sort of homespun appeal […]

The post ‘MacGyver’ Stops A Plane With Tinfoil In New Trailer For TV Series Reboot appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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MacGyver: CBS Reboot Wants Richard Dean Anderson, But...

11 August 2016 4:37 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last month, we reported news out of Comic-Con that the retooled MacGyver TV show reboot on CBS wants to bring on the original Angus MacGyver -- Richard Dean Anderson -- in some fashion. The new series stars Lucas Till in the title role. The cast also includes George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Justin Hires, and Tristan Mays.Reporting from the TCA summer presser for CBS, The Wrap writes showrunner Peter Lenkov said the new production has been talking to Anderson's reps, adding, "We hope he says yes."  Lenkov executive produces with Craig O’Neill, James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, and Michael Clear. Last month though, in response to the Comic-Con based stories, Anderson sounded decidedly unwilling to have anything to do with the new MacGyver.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Tristin Mays Joins ‘MacGyver’ Completing Cast of CBS Reboot

27 July 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tristin Mays has joined the cast of CBS’s “MacGyver” reboot as a series regular, Variety has learned. With her addition, the show’s principal cast is complete.

Mays — who recently had an arc on “Supergirl” at CBS — will play Riley Davis, a highly unpredictable computer hacker with a chip on her shoulder. Her brain teems with knowledge about computer coding and although she’s “kinda-sorta” pleased to be recruited for MacGyver’s team rather than be locked up in prison, she can’t be bothered to show much gratitude. Her character will first appear in the series premiere on Friday, Sept. 23.

Mays recently had an arc on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.” Her other credits include “Switched at Birth,” “The Wedding Ringer” and “Thunderstruck.”

MacGyver,” which is a new take on the original series, stars Lucas Till in the title role, George Eads, Justin Hires and Sandrine Holt. With »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Dean Anderson In Talks For New "MacGyver"

21 July 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Richard Dean Anderson, the star of the original CBS series "MacGyver," is in talks to appear on the upcoming reboot of the franchise which launches this Fall.

Executive producer Peter Lenkov says: "We're hoping to get him on the show... that's our plan. We're hoping to have him come on the show and be a part of this incarnation as well. We're reaching out to him. We're hoping it happens."

Lenkov credits filmmaker and fellow Ep James Wan's love of the original that helped get the reboot off the ground. He also says that the new series will keep the spirit of the original:

"MacGyver in his first incarnation was a hero who was unique to the TV landscape. I think if you look at the landscape, there's a void for that kind of hero. MacGyver in a lot of ways is a very positive kind of character, and »

- Garth Franklin

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‘MacGyver’ Co-Creator Peter Lenkov: “We’re Trying To Get The Original Cast Members On The Show” – Comic-Con

21 July 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

At CBS’ panel for the reboot of MacGyver, co-creator and Ep Peter Lenkov told those in Ballroom 20 that the series is reaching out and trying to book some of the original cast members from the 1985 show as guest stars on the latest iteration. While he didn’t name names, a big get would be the original MacGyver himself, Richard Dean Anderson. Then there’s Bruce McGill who played Jack Dalton in 19 episodes of the show. Lenkov mentioned that MacGyver went into production… »

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Original ‘MacGyver’ Richard Dean Anderson in Talks to Appear on CBS Reboot

21 July 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fans of the original “MacGyver” may see a familiar face on CBS’ reboot this fall.

Executive producer Peter Lenkov said Thursday that the original star Richard Dean Anderson is in talks to appear on the new series.

“We’re hoping to get him on the show,” Lenkov revealed at the CBS Comic-Con panel. “That’s our plan.” He then credited fellow Ep James Wan’s love for the original series for getting the reboot off the ground, and said that having Anderson on would be a way of honoring the show’s legacy. “We’re hoping to have him come on the show and be a part of this incarnation as well. We’re reaching out to him. We’re hoping it happens.”

The creative team also said that the new series will keep the spirit of the original — and in doing so will stand out from the antihero-filled current state if television.

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MacGyver Reboot Adds Sandrine Holt as Series Regular, Playing Thornton

15 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

TV’s new MacGyver has found his new boss.

VideosCBS’ MacGyver Reboot Amps Up the Action, Trims the Hair

House of Cards alum Sandrine Holt has joined the CBS reboot as a series regular, playing Patricia Thornton, an ex-field agent turned Director of Operations for the Dxs (Department of External Services). Not one to let the title of “Boss” stand in her way, Thornton is always willing to join the team in the field/fun.

Dana Elcar played the corresponding role, Pete Thornton, on the original Richard Dean Anderson-fronted adventure series.

VideosMacGyver: CBS Unveils Trailer for Upcoming »

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MacGyver review – all-American hero rides to the rescue

7 July 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He never drank and only once fired a gun, but MacGyver always foiled the villains – including the world’s deadliest, cack-handed assassin, Murdoc

Is he a scientist? An ex-racing driver? Former special forces? All are hinted at, but all we really know for sure about MacGyver is that he’s the good guy and he wears a bomber jacket. In many ways, actually, MacGyver is the all-American hero, driving about behind the wheel of a Jeep in the employ of the Phoenix Foundation, a thinktank and “corporate white knight”. But below the surface there is a man who never drank, who befriended crack addicts, talked to himself and only once fired a gun. In his 1980s heyday, MacGyver was one of the most popular – and watchable – TV characters around. These days, he’s possibly most famous for being the bloke Marge Simpson’s sisters have a thing for.

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- George Bass

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CBS revamping MacGyver remake, James Wan to direct

18 June 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month, CBS debuted the first trailer for its new take on the classic 80s action-adventure series MacGyver, starring Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse) in the Richard Dean Anderson role as Anghus ‘Mac’ MacGyver.

With the show set to get underway in the fall, the network has decided to overhaul the pilot episode and revamp with concept, with only Lucas Till and co-star George Eads remaining attached to the cast. Meanwhile, James Wan – who was originally attached to direct the pilot – has come on board to helm the first episode of the series. Deadline details the changes to the concept, revealing that:

“In the original pilot MacGyver was 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. MacGyver now creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent »

- Gary Collinson

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James Wan to Direct ‘MacGyver’ Premiere

16 June 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Wan is set to direct the premiere episode of CBS’ “MacGyver” reboot.

An executive producer on the series, Wan had originally been set to direct the pilot, but had to back away from it because of his feature film schedule. Since the show was picked up to series, CBS added four new series regulars to the show, including former “Rush Hour” star Justin Hires, and decided to scrap the original pilot and shoot a new premiere episode. A window in Wan’s schedule will allow him to direct the new premiere.

Wan, a fan of the original “MacGyver,” had been in talks with New Line as far back as 2012 about directing a feature film based on the series. His most revent feature, “The Conjuring 2,” dominated at the box office last weekend, opening to $40.4 million. New Line revealed this week that it is working on a “Conjuring 2” spinoff, “The Nun, »

- Daniel Holloway

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First trailer for CBS’ MacGyver reboot

19 May 2016 4:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for CBS’ upcoming action drama MacGuyver. The show is a reimagining of the hit 1980’s TV series and sees X-Men’s Lucas Till taking over from Richard Dean Anderson in the lead role as Angus MacGyver. Check it out here…

A secret agent unlike any other, MacGyver escapes perilous situations with nothing but a paperclip, his trusty Swiss Army knife and his wit. A dynamic reimagining of the hit television series, this action-packed origin story follows the young MacGyver as he returns from war, a hero with an idealistic vision of saving the world. He and his late father’s best friend partner to form the clandestine Phoenix Foundation. Using his scientific know-how and resourcefulness, MacGyver—alongside his intrepid team—undertakes missions to save lives and change the world.

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- Amie Cranswick

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MacGyver TV Pilot Adds Addison Timlin And Michelle Krusiec

28 March 2016 5:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When it comes to figuring out why spy series MacGyver is getting a TV reboot, your guess is as good as mine, but today brings some news about what it’s going to look like, in the form of two cast additions.

Addison Timlin, known best for Californication but most familiar to this writer as the love interest for Anton Yelchin in Stephen Sommers’ under-appreciated Odd Thomas, has boarded the CBS project in the lead female role. She’s playing Mickey, an app developer who’s aggressively progressive in her political views but harbors a soft spot for Lucas Till’s MacGyver. Meanwhile, Michelle Krusiec (Hawaii Five-o) will play Agent Croix, who works for the Department of Homeland Security and is sister to a character named Lincoln (George Eads).

In case this is the first you’re hearing of the TV series, Till (X-Men: First Class) is set to take »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Harker’s Hits: Hollywood Round-up

22 March 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Lots happening in Hollywood this week. Here’s a quick primer on stories you might have missed!

Harry Potter Meets The Others Meets The Purge. Alejandro Amenábar (The Others, Thesis, Open Your Eyes) drops his latest psychological thriller, Regression, May 10 on Blu-ray and DVD as well as on demand through Starz Digital. With a script by Amenábar and a cast that includes Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke, Harry Potter alums Emma Watson (Hermione) and David Thewlis (Lupin), and veteran Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3, Super 8, The Yellow Wallpaper, True Blood), this satanic-cult thriller has a lot of potential. I know what I’ll be doing May 10!

• Everything Old Is New Again. CBS has found the lead for its reboot of the Richard Dean Anderson action-fantasy series MacGyver. Deadline reports that Lucas Till (X-men: Days Of Future Past, Stoker, Kristy) has signed on to play the innovative secret agent known for »

- Harker Jones

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Star Lucas Till Is The New ‘MacGyver’

22 March 2016 10:54 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Actor Lucas Till is the new and young face of the rebooted series, MacGyverLucas Till Set To Be The New ‘MacGyver’ The leading role, once made famous by Richard Dean Anderson will focus on a 20-something MacGyver as he works his way through society and saves people’s lives. Till will play alongside Joshua Boone, who’s been cast as Gunner, […]

The post ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Star Lucas Till Is The New ‘MacGyver’ appeared first on uInterview. »

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Lucas Till to star in new MacGyver series for CBS

21 March 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fans of mid-80s network TV adventure shows probably hold MacGyver pretty close to their hearts, along with Magnum Pi, Knight Rider, and probably Tom Sellick’s mustache, come to think of it. And in great news for TV executives, those same fans are now grownups with bank accounts, mortgages and children….and a desperate need for escapes from those things. Nostalgic escapes, preferably. And so it has come to pass that nostalgia has become synonymous with TV in particular these days, with practically every show from our collective childhood being revived in some form or another. They were bound to get around to MacGyver sooner or later, and the upcoming revival has apparently found its lead.

X-Men: First Class star Lucas Till has been announced as CBS’ new Angus MacGyver, filling the role made famous by Richard Dean Anderson. For those born after the 80s (and who don’t »

- Thomas O'Connor

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The new MacGyver has been located in the X-Men Universe

21 March 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Move over, Richard Dean Anderson. There's a new MacGyver in town. Lucas Till, best known for playing Havok in Fox's X-Men Universe, will be putting together all sorts of contraptions to escape the stickiest of situations for CBS as the network hopes to rejuvenate a past property for modern audiences. The search for the lead role got complicated along the way as there was no script for the pilot... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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X-Men Breakout Lucas Till To Headline CBS’ Rebooted MacGyver Series

21 March 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lucas Till of X-Men prequels fame will headline CBS’ rebooted MacGyver series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Not to be confused with Lionsgate’s cinematic reboot, Till will now assume the role of the Phoenix Foundation operative – one made famous by Richard Dean Anderson in the original 80s series – bringing an end to a long and extensive search staged by CBS. In addition, Joshua Boone has been recruited as Gunner, a series regular and best friend to Till’s street-wise schemer.

Viewed as a total reboot of the cult action series, THR notes that the network’s modern reimagining is to “follow 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.”

As for Till, outside of X-Men prequel trilogy, the 25-year-old American broke onto the scene with Walk the Line, »

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'MacGyver' TV Reboot Gets 'X-Men' Star Lucas Till as the Lead

21 March 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Months after we first reported that CBS is developing a new MacGyver TV series with Furious 7 director James Wan, the network has finally found their leading man. Deadline reports that X-Men: Apocalypse star Lucas Till has signed on to play the title character Angus McGyver, with Joshua Boone (Fan Girl) also joining the cast. The project will be a modern-day re-imagining of the original 1985 TV series, featuring a much younger protagonist.

The plot will follow a "twentysomething" Angus MacGyver, who is recruited into the clandestine organization from the original series, known as the Department of External Services (Dxs). The title character uses his unique skill set for solving problems with bizarre and unconventional methods, to help prevent disasters before they happen. The initial report from October revealed that producers wanted the new MacGyver to be roughly 10 years younger than Richard Dean Anderson was on the original MacGyver series, with »

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CBS Finds New ‘MacGyver’ in ‘X-Men’ Star Lucas Till

21 March 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has found its modern-day “MacGyver” in “X-Men” star Lucas Till, Variety has confirmed.

Till will take on the title character first made famous by Richard Dean Anderson in the network’s pilot reboot of the 1980s television series.

The “MacGyver” pilot is described as a reimagining of the original show, following Till’s twentysomething 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.

Also newly cast as a series regular in the pilot is Joshua Boone, who will play Gunner, MacGyver’s best friend from high school. The duo joins previously announced “CSI” alum George Eads, who will play Lincoln, a man who could easily be written off as an eccentric conspiracy theorist, but he’s a legit government employee with great capability for compassion.

Till’s casting in the titular role »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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