It’s the end of the line for “MacGyver”.
On Wednesday, CBS announced it was cancelling its reboot of the hit 1980s action-adventure series after five seasons, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Debuting in 2016, “MacGyver” cast Lucas Till in the role of the undercover government agent with the skills to create ingenious weapons out of everyday objects.
On Instagram, Till said of his experience on the show, “The past five years have been what I will look on later as THE most formative years of my life.”
“But this is also a love letter to my cast and crew, to those who have been with us since day 1 or day 1000, through those oppressive summer days in the Georgia heat, where the humidity envelopes you like a warm sweater to the below freezing winter days where the worst part about it is that no one believes you when you say it gets cold in Georgia,” Till continued.
He added, This format just doesn’t do enough justice for all that I want to say, so maybe this is the first of many blubbering messages, but thank you, my new family, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. All of you.”
“All of us at CBS are extremely grateful for the incredible work and dedication from Lucas and the rest of the cast, as well as [showrunner] Monica [Macer], the writers and the entire crew,” said CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl. “The ‘MacGyver team traveled far and wide to repeatedly save the world with little more than bubble gum and a paper clip and made this show distinctly their own. We’re gratified we get to give this dedicated and loyal fan base the opportunity to say goodbye to their favourite characters in the thoughtful manner this series deserves.”
Macer, who replaced original showrunner Peter Lenkov after he was fired over allegations of creating a toxic work environment, also shared her thoughts.
“Since coming on board to MacGyver last year, I have been amazed by the devotion and enthusiasm of this remarkable cast and crew, as well as the loyal fans,” said Macer. “My gratitude goes out to [stars] Lucas, Tristin [Mays], Justin [Hires], Meredith, Levy [Tran] and [Henry] Ian [Cusick], who put everything they have into our show, specifically for the fans. We can’t wait for them to see our spectacular final episodes and the adventures that still await for Mac and the team at the Phoenix.”
The series finale of “MacGyver” will air on Friday, April 30 on Global.