Exec producer James Wan and CBS have found their ‘MacGyver‘.
The X-Men Mutant Havok, Lucas Till will play the title role in the CBS drama pilot MacGyver, a retelling of the 1985 series about a resourceful and ingenious agent who improvises his way out of sticky situations using everyday items like rubber bands, chewing gum and a Swiss Army knife. Also cast in the project is Joshua Boone (Fan Girl).
The script is being written by Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney and directed by David Von Ancken.
The series features a twenty something Angus MacGyver (Till), who is 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. The drama serves as a prequel to the original series. Boone will play Gunner, MacGyver’s best friend from high school.
Executive producing the pilot are James Wan, the original’s creator Lee David Zlotoff and executive producer Henry Winkler, as well as Colaizzo, Mahoney, Ancken and Michael Clear, who heads Wan’s Atomic Monster.