Philippines (September 10, 2016) – AXN has one ‘Gy’ to save the world this September with MacGyver, a dynamic re-imagining of the iconic hit television series that was hugely popular in the eighties.
Set to premiere September 29, first and exclusively on AXN, this modern-day take is an action-adventure drama that features Angus “Mac” MacGyver who forms a clandestine organization within the U.S. government. Here MacGyver utilizes his extraordinary talent making inventive use of ordinary objects in a matter of minutes to decipher seemingly unsolvable problems.
The action-packed series follows the unconventional exploits of our young hardware hero as he undertakes high-risk missions to save lives around the globe. Highly resourceful and with vast scientific knowledge, MacGyver narrowly escapes life-and-death situations armed with a little more than common items, like a paper clip, duct tape, and his trusty Swiss Army knife. Joining him is the maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton.
Lucas Till (Havok in the X-Men movie series) stars as MacGyver while CSI veteran George Eads plays Jack Dalton. Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-0, CSI:NY), Golden Globe Award winner Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Lee Zlotoff (MacGyver), James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) serve as executive producers for the series.
Expect lots of thrills in the premiere episode directed by James Wan of The Conjuring and Insidious fame as MacGyver puts his troubleshooting skills to the test and cleverly implements unorthodox methods to hurdle over complex problems and eventually become triumphant in the end.
MacGyver premieres same week as the U.S. on September 29, every Thursday at 9:45 pm.
First & Exclusive on AXN
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