Another old television show is being dusted off and given a new life: CBS announced that they’re rebooting MacGyver with Furious 7 director James Wan slated to direct the pilot. Color us interested.
According to CBS (via EW), the new MacGyver will be a revised concept, rather than any sort of continuation of the existing show:
A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
CBS has had quite a bit of success with another ‘80s reboot, Hawaii Five-0, which was given a sixth season earlier this year, and a number of other shows, such as X-Files and Twin Peaks, will be returning to the airwaves in the coming months. This makes a lot of sense: there’s already a sort of brand awareness of the franchise, and it’s something that’s easier to push through than an original property.
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