Justin Hires has been hired on to star in the new action-drama series MacGyver. The CBS series, based on the classic television show starring Richard Dean Anderson in the title role, will air this fall on Fridays at 8pm ET/PT. Hires joins a cast that include Lucas Till (‘Havok’ in X-Men: Apocalypse) as MacGyver and George Eads (CSI, ER) as Lincoln. Hires will be playing “Wilt Bozer, MacGyver’s ambitious roommate.”
“Casting Justin was a no-brainer… comedy, action, adventure… the guy can do it all,” stated executive producer Peter Lenkov. “We are beyond excited to have him join us on MacGyver.” The series is also executive produced by Craig O’Neill, James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, and Michael Clear.
Hires co-starred on the cancelled CBS series, Rush Hour. His credits also include TripTank, Key and Peele, 21 Jump Street, and Stomp the Yard.
The Plot: A reimagining of the classic series, MacGyver 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 Lincoln (George Eads). Under the aegis of the Department of External Affairs, 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.