MacGyver season 2 has just confirmed its latest bit of casting news, and this one should especially appeal to fans of the original show. Bruce McGill, who played the original part of Jack Dalton on the series, is going to be turning up on the CBS revival!
CBS announced today that McGill be appearing on the Friday, December 15 episode of the show. Since George Eads has the role of Jack Dalton covered on this show he’ll be taking on the role this time around of “Detective Greer, a seasoned LAPD veteran who reads MacGyver his Miranda Rights for a murder. Not knowing who MacGyver really is, Detective Greer believes that he is a bomb maker who while taking down a warehouse also killed someone and intends to charge him with domestic terrorism.” The photo above is of McGill in this new role, as MacGyver (Lucas Till) finds himself in a position where there really is not a whole lot he can do.
In a statement discussing the news, McGill himself had the following to say:
“I was happy to make a guest appearance on MACGYVER. It’s unusual for an actor to be on the original series and then, 30 years later, be on a newer version. The cast and producers were warm and embracing, and I enjoyed being a part of the new show.”
Any opportunity that we have to see a character from the original series stop by on the new one is an opportunity that we’re going to celebrate; not only that, but it brings some more attention to the revival. While this new version of the show is certainly different from the original (it is far more of an ensemble series), we do think that it does a very good job at capturing the soul of the original and keeping much of that spirit intact.
Now, we just need to find a way to get Richard Dean Anderson on the show at some point! There is a hope that he will come back at some point in the future for a role, but nothing is announced as of right now. While Mac’s father is still out there and is a central plot point of this season, casting Anderson for that role feels almost a little too obvious.
Beyond Jack Dalton, McGill is probably best known for his run as Korsak on the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles, which ended its run in the summer of 2016.
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