X-Men Actor Lucas Till Is Set to Be the New MacGyver
Earlier this year it was announced that James Wan was producing a new MacGyver TV series for CBS. Well, the network has cast Lucas Till in the title role. Till plays Havoc in the X-Men films. The guy is a talented young actor, and I think he has the perfect MacGyver look. This is a perfect role for him to play, and it will be great to see how he makes the character his own. Joshua Boone (Fan Girl) was also cast in the role of Gunner, who is MacGyver’s best friend.
According to Deadline, the young Angus MacGyver (Till), “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, in which MacGyver was played by Richard Dean Anderson.”
I enjoyed watching the original series when I was a kid and for some reason it’s really weird for me that it’s coming back. It’s just something I never expected to see revived as a series because it’s a one of a kind. MacGyver is coming, though, and I think Till is an awesome choice. It’ll be fun to see the process of how this character actually becomes the MacGyver we already know.
The pilot episode was co-written by Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney, and it will be directed by David Von Ancken. NCIS: Los Angeles' R. Scott Gemmill is an executive producer on the action drama along with Henry Winkler, who was an executive producer on the original run of the series.
What do you think about Till playing this character?