MacGyver Could Be Returning To TV This Fall


Popular TV series MacGyver ran from 1985 – 1992 on ABC, and made Richard Dean Anderson a star. The pop culture staple was known for a resourceful secret agent who use rubber bands, paper clips, and other household items to get out of whatever threatening situation he found himself in. At the time it was said what he did was proven scientifically, but over the course of the series what he did pushed the boundaries of believability, and have even been discounted on shows such as MythBusters. CBS has decided it’s time for a reboot of the series however, and have given the reigns to Saw and Furious 7 director James Wan.

The series is set to be a re-imagining of the original series, and will be set ten-years before the original. It will follow the twentysomething Angus MacGyver as he gets recruited into the clandestine organization he works for. It will show the audiences how he acquired the skills he showcased in the original series. Henry Winkler who was the original series executive producer will return, as will writer Paul Downs Colaizzo.

James Wan had been wanting to work on MacGuyver for quite some time, and had developed a series based on MacGuyver’s college years. The WB had previously tried developing a series based around a younger Macguyver as well, but plans for it fell through. If the series is picked up, it will probably be part of CBS’ fall lineup.

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