Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Fred Topel
James Wan makes his television debut with MacGyver, CBS’s reboot of the classic ’80s action series. With showrunner Peter Lenkov, and after one false start pilot, Wan directed the pilot that will air this week and set the stage for the series going forward. Lucas Till stars as Angus MacGyver, a scientist who uses his knowledge of real principles in the field on missions from a covert task force.
You may have heard the term “MacGyvering” your way out of a situation. It comes from the original show starring Richard Dean Anderson. Will Forte’s MacGruber sketch on SNL and subsequent movie is a spoof of MacGyver. We spoke with Wan and Lenkov before their panel to the Television Critics Association this summer. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Conjuring 2 has already come and gone from theaters, but James Wan‘s got another directorial effort coming our way this fall. A couple of months ago he was tapped to direct the pilot for a MacGyver reboot at CBS, with Lucas Till as the resourceful lead. Now the show is on track to premiere this fall, and you can get a peek at the new MacGyver trailer below. Read More »
CBS presented a panel for their new MacGyver series premiering this fall. Lucas Till stars as a young Angus MacGyver, the hero who can improvise weapons and tools out of common objected in his environment. James Wan directed the pilot and Peter Lenkov is show runner. We had an interview with Wan and Lenkov which we will bring you in September. For now, here are some things we learned from their panel, including how this MacGyver will differ from the old one and whether Richard Dean Anderson could appear on the show. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Fred Topel
CBS will present a panel on their new MacGyver series later today and we have an interview with creators of the new series, James Wan and Peter Lenkov. In his executive session beginning the day of Television Critics Association panels, CBS President of Entertainment Glenn Gellar addressed troubles and delays with the pilot. There is currently not a pilot available to screen, and the show premieres this fall.
“Look, I’ll say it this way,” Gellar began. “Every pilot goes through a retooling. Admittedly, this pilot probably went through a little more retooling than most do.” Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
James Wan has long hoped to direct a MacGyver reboot, and now he’ll finally get his wish. The Conjuring and Aquaman director has been set to helm the first episode of CBS’ upcoming series, on which he was already serving as executive producer. The show is a prequel, starring X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Lucas Till as a younger version of television’s most resourceful hero. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Now that Supergirl‘s flown over to The CW and Rush Hour‘s been cancelled, what reason will you have to keep tuning into CBS this fall? The network has unleashed trailers for a slew of new shows they’re hoping will catch your eye, including a different kind of superhero show (MacGyver), another film-to-TV remake (Training Day), a new Jason Katims drama (Pure Genius), a new Joel McHale comedy (The Great Indoors), and two separate, unrelated comedies about working-class men forced to spend time at home (Kevin James‘ Kevin Can Wait and Matt LeBlanc‘s Man With a Plan). Watch all the CBS 2016-2017 trailers below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
CBS is hoping MacGyver will be the next beloved ’80s / ’90s hit to make a roaring comeback, and to that end they’ve cast a lead who has some experience with rebooted classic properties. Lucas Till, best known for playing mutant Havok in Fox’s X-Men series, has clinched the role of the resourceful agent, while Joshua Boone (Fan Girl) will co-star as MacGyver’s BFF. Read More »
Joining the barrage of remakes and reboots, the action adventure TV series MacGyver will be making a comeback. But what’s unique about the return of this property is that it has both a film adaptation and a TV series reboot in the works at the same time.
Just a few days ago, CBS officially ordered a pilot episode for a new MacGyver series, inspired by the show that ran on ABC from 1985 to 1992. In addition, today Lionsgate revealed that they’re working on a MacGyver movie, something that has been kicking around Hollywood for awhile, never finding any firm ground at various studios over the years. Find out more about each of these new MacGyver incarnations below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Way back in 2012, we reported that James Wan was working on a new big-screen feature about MacGyver. The movie never actually came to pass, obviously, but now Wan will get to tackle the resourceful hero from a different angle. CBS has put into development a MacGyver television series, with Wan set to direct the pilot. Get more details on the MacGyver TV reboot after the jump. Read More »