Cape Town – The much loved TV classic MacGyver is the latest 80s series to get a modern remake.
Richard Dean Anderson was a TV hero who used his wits, science, swiss army knife and charm to disarm the bad guys.
The new series premieres in the US on 23 September on CBS.
Here's what you need to know about the new series.
1. Meet the new MacGyver
Lucas Till (Walk the Line, X-Men: Apocalypse) will take on the role of Angus "Mac" McGyver. Till is the son of a chemist and an army colonel which he believes made him perfect for the role.
@creepypuppet wanted #macgyver to have a robot hand. I was against the idea but of course you must listen to your director.A photo posted by Lucas Till (@lucastill) on Jul 26, 2016 at 4:13pm PDT
@creepypuppet wanted #macgyver to have a robot hand. I was against the idea but of course you must listen to your director.
A photo posted by Lucas Till (@lucastill) on Jul 26, 2016 at 4:13pm PDT
2. About the show
The series is a re-imagining of the original show which follows MacGyver who creates a clandestine organisation within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.
3. Other cast members
Joining Till in the action packed series is CSI alum George Eads who will play Lincoln, the Jack Dalton character, an eccentric government employee.
#oops #macgyver #notsouthkoreaA photo posted by Lucas Till (@lucastill) on Aug 2, 2016 at 6:21pm PDT
#oops #macgyver #notsouthkorea
A photo posted by Lucas Till (@lucastill) on Aug 2, 2016 at 6:21pm PDT
Other cast members include: Justin Hires, Sandrine Holt, Tristin Mays and Cory Scott Allen.
4. Will there be guns?
During a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer tour executive producer Peter Lenkov says that it will not necessarily be a a gun-free show.
He said, "It will be unrealistic to do this type of show and not have anybody have any type of gun. Macgyver's a guy if he needs a weapon he will build it."
5. Watch the trailer
Here's a first look at the new series.
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