Addison Timlin (Califorication) has been cast as the female lead opposite Lucas Till in CBS’ drama pilot MacGyver. Also set as a regular alongside George Eads and Joshua Boone in the reimagining of the 1985 series is Michelle Krusiec (Hawaii Five-0).
The pilot, co-written by Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney and directed by David Von Ancken, features twentysomething Angus MacGyver (Till), who is recruited into the clandestine organization from the original series where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters.
Timlin will play Mickey, an app developer who’s aggressively progressive in her political views, with a soft spot for MacGyver. Krusiec plays Agent Croix, Lincoln’s (Eads) sister who works for the Department of Homeland Security.
Executive producing the pilot are James Wan, the original’s creator Lee David Zlotoff and executive producer Henry Winkler, as well as Colaizzo, Mahoney, Ancken and Michael Clear, who heads Wan’s Atomic Monster.
Timlin is repped by Gersh and Management 360. Krusiec is recurring on the series Hawaii 5-0, also for CBS and CBS Studios, and will be seen in the indy feature The Invitation. She is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Global Artists Agency.