TV Line is reporting that Amy Acker has landed a guest-starring role in the James Wan-produced MacGyver reboot.
The 39-year-old actress will appear in the "freshman drama’s second episode as a CIA operative who was working undercover in Caracas, gathering intel on an international arms dealer, when his organization kidnapped her."
MacGyver (played by Lucas Till) and former CIA agent Jack Dalton (CSI‘s George Eads) are sent off to go rescue her, but Jack's unresolved feelings for his onetime colleague may get in the way.
Acker is best known for Samantha "Root" Groves on Person of Interest and Phil Coulson's love interest Audrey "The Cellist" Nathan on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till) who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton (George Eads). Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Peter Lenkov, Craig O’Neill, James Wan, Golden Globe Award winner Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff and Michael Clear are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Lionsgate.
MacGyver will air Fridays 8/7c this fall on CBS.