Things seem to be moving along quickly at CBS as new details about the series are starting to become available. We now know that the show will be a prequel to the original show which starred Richard Dean Anderson and will revolve around a twenty-something-year-old MacGyver as he becomes involved in an as-yet-unnamed clandestine organization which is rumored to be tied to the original show.
SpoilerTV has today released character descriptions for what appears to be the main characters in the show. There’s no source of the information given so we’re unsure of how reliable the information is. We also need to remember that as with the original show, the draft and pilot characters often evolve and we saw this significantly in the first season of the original MacGyver show so there’s no reason to think it won’t happen with this show either.
Angus MacGyver – 25 years old. A resourceful yet troubled young man. He joined the army and eventually became a bomb tech to make money to pay off his degree, however, he was captured by the Mazari. After being saved he has deemed an American Hero but found a lot of his memories blacked out. Including how he was captured and what happened to the other prisoners. As he tries to return to normal life, he begins to see the Mazari everywhere…but no one will believe him.
Lincoln – A 55-year-old war vet who doesn’t miss a thing. He believes that the Mazari are on American soil. His sister leads a group, an unofficial department of Homeland Security that investigates these conspiracies that no one believes in and stops them before the public finds out. Was in the army with MacGyver’s father and tried multiple times to rescue him from the Mazari without success.
Mickey – 25 years old, MacGyver’s high school sweetheart. Very pretty and smart. Dating Gunner. Assists Macgyver with readjusting to civilian life. Gunner – 25 years old, MacGyver’s best friend from high school. Dating Mickey. While Macgyver was captured he pretty much took over his former life. Works as a handyman and dreamed of becoming an American Hero.
Zwickey and O’Neill – Prisoners MacGyver met while captured by the Mazari. They have yet to be rescued, a fact which still haunts MacGyver.
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