Mac's Father Joins Regular Cast
July 06, 2018
It looks like MacGyver's father and Bozers girlfriend (Leeana)
will be making regular appearances in season 3.
Central casting today listed a "Stand In's For Season 3"
ad showing images for both MacGyver's father and Leanna with a note
that they would work regularly on the show and must have a
been questioning the role MacGyver's father would play ever since the
season 2 finale aired and we found out that he was the Phoenix Foundation's
"Oversight" prompting MacGyver to leave the foundation as the
episode ended. Many fans had assumed he would only be part of
the storyline to get MacGyver to come back to Phoenix but it now
appears that he will be part of a longer story arc. This
is probably not unwarranted considering Mac spent all of season
2 looking for him; it would seem a shame to only have him in the
first 2-3 episodes after such a big build up.
2 finale also hinted at Leanna becoming a regular when she told
Bozer that she'd been offered a job at Phoenix. She didn't
elaborate on what her role would be, but it's feasible that she
could replace agent Cage as the teams 4th member.
has already been bandied around by fans with a somewhat mixed
response. The majority worry that having another team member
takes away screen time from MacGyver.
The listing also
has a 3rd Stand-in request for Tristan Mays indicating that she
will remain part of the show. Her character was seen to be
debating whether to stay with Phoenix or join boyfriend, Billy
Colton, in his families bounty hunting business leading to
questions about if she was leaving the show or not.
What is a stand in?
Stand-ins are used to
take the place of actors to allow the scene to be lined up and
lit correctly before filming takes place. They are required to
have similar height, build, hair and skin color to the actor
they are replacing in order to make sure that the scene light,
colors and camera angles are correctly set with no adjustment
required when the actor resumes their place for the scene. This
process can take considerable time so the stand in's are used to
allow the actors to film other scenes during this time.
Keep up with the latest production news in our Season 3 forum.