A few months ago, CBS announced they were scrapping the pilot for their MacGyver reboot -- which was shot by David Von Ancken -- and starting from scratch by handing the reins back to Aquaman director James Wan. The Conjuring and Furious 7 helmer (who's a huge fan of the original series. You'll know what I mean when you see the video below) was originally slated to direct the pilot but had to step down due to scheduling conflicts, remaining on board only as executive producer.
Today, we have the first trailer based on said new pilot, and boy oh boy, is it different! And no, I’m not only talking about Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse) finally getting a much-needed haircut. This new trailer hints at a show that will be action-packed and full of humor, and, more importantly, it looks like this reboot/prequel will be FUN.
MacGyver was extremely popular in the 1980s and starred Richard Dean Anderson in the role of the secret agent who could build almost anything out of some chewing gum, duct tape and paper clips. The new version stars Till as the titular character; George Eads as CIA agent Jack Dalton; Sandrine Holt as their boss, Patricia Thornton; Justin Hires as MacGyver’s roommate Wilt Bozer; and Tristin Mays as a computer hacker named Riley Davis.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A reimagining of the classic series, CBS’ MacGyver is an action-adventure drama and revolves around 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Till), who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton (George Eads). At home, MacGyver is entertained by his ambitious roommate, Wilt Bozer (Justin Hires). Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.
MacGyver will premiere on Sept. 23 on CBS.