‘X-Men’ Star Lucas Till to Be TV’s New ‘MacGyver’

Plus, Joshua Boone joins CBS pilot as regular in reimagining of the series that ran from 1985 to 1992

Lucas Till
attends day 3 of the WIRED Cafe @ Comic Con at Omni Hotel on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California.

“X-Men’s” Lucas Till will soon be making life-saving inventions out of household materials.

Till has been cast as the titular lead on CBS’s “MacGyver” pilot, TheWrap has learned. Additionally, Joshua Boone has signed on as a series regular.

This “MacGyver” is a reimagining of the TV series of the same name, which starred Richard Dean Anderson and ran on U.S. television from 1985 to 1992.  It will follow a 20-something (Till) who is recruited into a clandestine organization and uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways in order to help prevent disasters from happening.

George Eads also stars on the pilot as Lincoln, a man who could easily be written off as an eccentric conspiracy theorist but also a legit government employee with great capability for compassion.

“MacGyver” is written and executive produced by Paul Downs Colaizzo. Other executive producers include Michael Clear, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff (creator of the original series) and James Wan. Finally, David Von Ancken will executive produce and direct the CBS Television Studios drama pilot.

Till is repped by APA, manager Tom Sullivan and attorney Howard Fishman of Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman. Boone is repped by Abrams.