Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver the action adventure television series, MacGyver in 1986.
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October 3, 2015 10:04 AM EDT

The 80s-90s action-adventure TV series MacGyver is getting a reboot from CBS, and the director of Furious 7 will be the executive producer.

According to Entertainment Weekly, CBS has described the series as 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.” James Wan, who directed Furious 7, will be producing the show.

Wan has wanted to make a MacGyver film for some time, EW reports. However, film plans have yet to come to fruition.

Richard Dean Anderson starred in the original MacGyver series which ran for seven seasons on ABC starting in 1985.

[EW]

 

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