‘MacGyver’ Reboot Casts ‘Vampire Diaries’ Alum

Tristin Mays will play computer hacker Riley Davis on CBS series

Last Updated: July 27, 2016 @ 12:58 PM

CBS’ “MacGyver” reboot has added Tristin Mays as a series regular, TheWrap has learned.

The “Vampire Diaries” alum will play Riley Davis, a highly unpredictable computer hacker with a chip on her shoulder. Her brain teems with knowledge about computer coding, and although she’s kinda-sorta pleased to be recruited for MacGyver’s team rather than be locked up in prison, she can’t be bothered to show much gratitude.

Mays joins series stars Lucas Till, George Eads, Justin Hires and Sandrine Holt in the CBS series, following a major retooling of the show’s cast from the pilot. Till and Eads are the only two original cast members remaining.

“MacGyver” sees Lucas Till take over the role of a twentysomething MacGyver, as he creates a clandestine organization wherein he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help head off disasters.

The series, from CBS Television Studios and Lionsgate, is executive produced by Peter Lenkov, Craig O’Neill, James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff and Michael Clear.

Mays is represented by Innovative Artists, Luber Roklin and Jackoway Tyerman.


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