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MacGyver - James Wan Rebooting the 1985 Series at CBS



Another classic action-adventure TV series is getting a reboot. CBS is developing MacGyver, a reimagining 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.

The new series, which comes from Saw and Furious 7 director James Wan, the original’s executive producer Henry Winkler and NCIS: LA executive producer R. Scott Gemmill, will feature a 10-years younger protagonist. Twentysomething Angus MacGyver gets 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 CBS series also is expected to chronicle how MacGyver acquired some of his famous skill sets.

I hear CBS is very high on the project, from sibling CBS TV Studios, which owns the rights of the original series, produced by predecessor Paramount Network Television.

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