The new reboot of the 1980s series 'MacGyver' once again features a protagonist who avoids guns
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — One of the hallmarks of the 1980s series "MacGyver," starring Richard Dean Anderson, is he avoided guns and relied on his wits to disarm or keep the bad guys at bay.
MacGyver hasn't changed his outlook in the CBS reboot starring Lucas Till, but that doesn't mean it will be a gun-free show.
"It will be unrealistic to do this type of show and not have anybody have any type of gun," executive producer Peter Lenkov told press Wednesday at an annual summer event for TV critics. "Macgyver's a guy if he needs a weapon he will build it.
Someone who will use them, however, is the Jack Dalton character, now played by George Eads, who has a military background.
"He sees the value in a gun, in a defensive weapon," Lenkov said.
"Macgyver" premieres Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.