New ‘MacGyver’ Trailer: Can James Wan Inject Greatness into this TV Reboot?

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Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A new trailer has dropped for MacGyver, the upcoming television reboot that places Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse) in the titular role.

This reimagining of the classic action series, which ran from 1985 to 1992, tells of a young 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver, who joins a clandestine organization within the U.S. government and uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives.

CBS has been determined to get this one right, even hiring James Wan, one of the show’s executive producers, to remake the reboot’s pilot episode after they found it wasn’t quite up to scratch. The first trailer didn’t really gather up anticipation, and whether this new trailer does remains to be seen, but at least there’s a bit more fun on offer this time around.

The new MacGyver, also starring George Eads, Justin Hires, Sandrine Holt and Tristin Mays, will be hitting CBS on September 23 (U.S. date).

Synopsis for MacGyver:

A reimagining of the classic series, CBS’ MacGyver is an action-adventure drama and revolves around 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Till), who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton (George Eads). At home, MacGyver is entertained by his ambitious roommate, Wilt Bozer (Justin Hires). Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.

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