A familiar face is coming to MacGyver. Deadline reports original series star Bruce McGill will guest on season two of the CBS reboot.
McGill played Jack Dalton, MacGyver’s best friend, on the ’80s action drama. The reboot series follows a young Angus MacGyver (Lucas Till) as he uses his vast scientific knowledge and extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving to save the world. The cast also includes George Eads, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, and Meredith Eaton.
On the new MacGyver, McGill will be playing “Detective Greer, a seasoned LAPD veteran who reads MacGyver his Miranda Rights for a murder.” McGill’s episode of the CBS series will air on December 15th.
I was happy to make a guest appearance on MacGyver. It’s unusual for an actor to be on the original series and then, 30 years later, be on a newer version. The cast and producers were warm and embracing, and I enjoyed being a part of the new show.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of MacGyver? How does the reboot compare to the original?