The MacGyver TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson ran for seven seasons between 1985-1992. In early October 2015, word came that CBS will be rebooting the series with a twenty something character with the uncanny abilities to create complex escape scenarios with everyday household products.The new series will be produced by James Wan, best known as the director of Furious 7.
Henry Winkler will return as executive producer on the reboot -with R. Scott Gemmill (NCIS: Los Angeles) penning the script. In March 2016, it was confirmed that Lucas Till (X-Men First Class, X-Men Apocalypse) will star in the title role. Joshua Boone will be MacGyver’s best friend Gunner and George Eads (CSI) in an determined role.