The MacGyver reboot comes from Saw and Furious 7 director James Wan.
MacGyver, for the uninitiated, was possibly one of the cheesiest shows ever aired, and followed the exploits of the titular MacGyver, portrayed by Stargate‘s Richard Dean Anderson, as he got himself out of improbable situations with even more improbable solutions. The show’s legacy is such that the act of “MacGyver-ing” something has become a synonym for fixing something quickly with unconventional methods. The good (or bad) news for MacGyver fans is that a reboot has just been announced by CBS, with a new series set to come out in the near future.
The reboot will be helmed by Saw and Furious 7 director James Wan, who is joined by the original series’ producer: Henry “The Fonz” Winkler. The series will reportedly follow a younger, twentysomething version of MacGyver, when he is first recruited into the clandestine organization from the original series.
It is expected to chronicle how MacGyver acquired some of his infamous skill sets.
MacGyver is such a huge part of popular culture, mostly for just how completely ludicrous it is. While it’s great to see it being remade, it would be an absolute shame if they went for the “gritty realism” angle.