The phrase is that CBS is engaged on a reboot of the collection, which targeted on a hero that would get himself out of any risky state of affairs with just a few seemingly random gadgets, with Furious 7 director James Wan as an government producer. The show ran on ABC for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992. He’ll be shown as a new recruit to a covert agency who is developing his unique talents and innovative brain. Winkler was also an executive producer for the original series.
“MacGyver” is the most recent to join the reboot list for film and TV as networks broaden their search for works with a built-in fan base that can stand out in a sea of originals populated by over 400 series. Though it is unclear at this point how much they have invested in resurrecting the franchise, sources say that CBS has advanced “a hefty put-pilot commitment” for the new MacGyver. So in MacGyver’s case, a man in his 20s.
For instance, everyone has cell phones now. “So for MacGyver to probably not have one and have to fashion one is kind of iffy”.
While that’s true, plenty of other shows have followed in MacGyver’s inventive, jury-rigged footsteps over the years, and it’s clear that the formula still has legs. After “MacGyver” he also starred on “Stargate SG-1” (1997-2005). However, Wan will direct the pilot episode of the new MacGyver series if CBS elects to go forward with it.
According to Variety, CBS could be very enthusiastic about this reboot. The series is now in development. He told Entertainment Weekly he’s been interested in working on a reboot of “MacGyver” since it was first talked about as a possible movie in 1009.