Television network CBS has searched long and hard for an actor to play MacGyver in its reboot of the show, and at long last, they’ve finally cast the role.
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Made famous by Richard Dean Anderson in the original series, which ran from 1985 to 1992, MacGyver was about a secret agent and troubleshooter who could solve every problem with his resourcefulness. He always carried around his trusty Swiss Army knife, and could fashion booby traps out of a paper clip and some string. (OK, maybe not exactly, but you catch the drift.)
CBS’s “reimagining” is reported to be loyal to the original‘s plot and premise, with a 20-something-year-old MacGyver, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Other cast members include George Eads (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Young Justice) and Joshua Boone (Fan Girl), who will play the role of Gunner, MacGyver’s best friend from high school.