Fall TV Preview

MacGyver First Look: Revamped CBS Reboot Amps Up the Action, Trims Hair

In case you were looking for proof that CBS’ upcoming MacGyver reboot would be heavy on action, take a peek at this first-look video, in which series star Lucas Till finds himself holding on for dear life during a high-flying sequence.

“The very first scene of this [episode],” he explains during production on the show’s revamped pilot, “is me hanging out of an airplane… trying to ground it with my Swiss Army knife.”

In between adrenaline-packed stunts, Till man is seen sporting Angus “Mac” MacGyver’s iconic jacket and a new hairstyle. (You might recall that the first photos from the original pilot featured the X-Men actor with longer tresses. Maybe he snipped them with Mac’s blade?)

The cast also includes George Eads as maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton, who joins MacGyver’s clandestine organization. Till and Eads are “pretty tight now” off-screen, too, thanks to a three-day camping trip, the CSI vet reveals.

MacGyver premieres Friday, Sept. 23, at 8/7c.

Press PLAY above to watch the sneak peek, then hit the comments to let us know if you’ll be tuning in.