MacGyver TV Series Remake In The Works

CBS is developing an update of their long-running action drama MacGyver, Deadline reports.

The originally starred Richard Dean Anderson as a secret agent who disliked guns and instead relied on wits and guile. He was best known for being able to create weapons and escape strategies seemingly out of thin air.

Aquaman director James Wan is developing the series with original MacGyver producer Henry Winkler and NCIS: LA executive producer R. Scott Gemmill.

Deadline says the series "will feature a 10 years younger protagonist. Twentysomething Angus MacGyver gets recruited into the clandestine organization from the original series where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening. The CBS series also is expected to chronicle how MacGyver acquired some of his famous skill sets."

Not only has Warner Bros. previously tried to devleop a Young MacGyver series, but Wan himself tried to develop a similar concept as a feature film. MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff wrote a miniseries featuring the character for Image Comics in 2012.