Casting Call for CBS “Macgyver” Reboot in Atlanta

By | August 3, 2016

That’s right, “MacGyver” is coming back to TV.

The TV remake of “Macgyver”   is now in production in the Atlanta area and Central is looking for locals who would love to work as paid background actors, stand-ins, featured extras and photo doubles on the upcoming CBS show. Those interested in working on the show may come into the Central offices to register or follow the directions below.

The action packed story is getting a modern spin and Atlanta locals have a chance to be a part of it. The upcoming CBS show is planning on a fall 2016 premiere and those episodes are now filming. The show will be filming in Atlanta beginning this July and season 1 will film all the way into December of 2016.

The original MacGyver series was created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich executive produced the show which aired on ABC from the mid 80s (1985) to the early 90s(1992).   The show focused on secret agent Angus MacGyver ( Richard Dean Anderson). MacGyver sported an 80s mullet and worked as an agent for a fictional United States government agency, the Department of External Services (which will be making a come back in the remake). A scientist who ended up serving in the Vietnam war, MacGyver always tried to find non-lethal resolutions for his non stop, explosive, problems.  Yep, MacGyver is definitely the man with the plan and the innovation to make it work with just about anything on hand.

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The new version of MacGyver will star Lucas Till as Angus MacGyver, the man who can save the world using noting more than toothpicks and scotch tape. While CBS did get rid of MacGyvers mullet, Lucas does sport longish hair in the trailer released by CBS.

According to the show’s IMDB page, CBS’s “MacGyver”  is a re-imagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.

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According to a Deadline story, this is actually the second version of “MacGyver” that was created for the network. Seems that the original pilot was trashed and CBS wanted a new script and a new take on the story… which they got from Hawaii Five-0’s Peter Lenkov. Following the original pilot the show got a new cast with only lead Lucas Till and co-star George Eads remaining.


We are beginning prep shortly on the new CBS series, MacGyver! This will begin shooting throughout the Atlanta area in July through December.
If you haven’t registered with Central Casting yet, do so NOW in our office! It’s free to do and all of our registration info can be found at


Extras casting for episodes filming on FRIDAY 8/5

Pay Rate: $68/8 hours + time and a half for OT

FRESH FACES – Never having worked on MacGyver.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: We are seeking men and women of all ethnicities who appear in the L20’s-e40’s. You should be attractive, upscale and have EXCELLENT business attire.

If you fit this description and are available to work on Friday, please call us to get booked 404-920-8011.Press 2, then 1 to get through.

Extras casting for episodes filming next week:


Filming is scheduled 8/8-8/17 in Atlanta, Georgia.

PAY RATE: $68/8hr guarantee with time and a half after 8 hours

MALAYSIAN TOWN: We are now seeking men and women of all ages who appear to be Malaysian, Malay Indian and Malay Chinese.

Please send photos of yourself with “Malaysia” in the subject line to

TRADITIONAL ATTIRE: In addition, we will need the previous mentioned types, with ethnic garb. We are seeking Men who own and can wear: Baju Melayum Sarong//Sampin, Songkok, or Shalwar Kameez. As well as Women who own and can wear: Naju Kurung, Kain, Keboaya, Cheongsam, Sarees, Shalwar Kameez and Headscarfs.

*Please send photos of yourself in your attire with “Ethnic Garb” in the subject line to*

In order to be considered for more roles and future shows please come and register with Central Casting Mon-Fri from 11a-5pm.

Asian Extras

– Works in Atlanta, Georgia-

PAY RATE: $68/8 + time and a half after 8 hours

ASIAN SOLDIERS: We are looking for Asian men 20yrs to 45yrs. You should be fit, have average sizes and short hair or a shaved head. WORKS Tues 8/2.

ASIAN HACKER: We are looking for Asian Male who will be very featured. You should look like a malicious hacker in his 20’s-30’s and have an edgy look. Shaggy hair, long hair, tattoos are encouraged! WORKS Tues 8/2

If you fit one of these roles and have availability for the specified work date, please submit by sending a photo of yourself and your height, weight, pants and shoe size. Please use “KOREA” in the subject line to

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We are looking for Hispanic Men 20yrs to 45yrs. You will portray Cartel in a barrio type setting. Men are allowed to have shaved heads, shaggy or long hair. Facial hair is encouraged and tattoos are OK! You should look menacing and like you run with the wrong crowd. WORKS Thur 8/4.

LATINO MILITARY GUARDS: We are looking for Hispanic men 20yrs to 45yrs. You should be fit, and intimidating with short hair or a shaved head. WORKS TWO DAYS! Fri 7/29 & Mon 8/1.

LATIN FLEA MARKET: We are looking for Hispanic Men and Women of all ages. All shapes and sizes. WORKS 8/3

BEATER CARS, TRUCKS AND MOPEDS: We are looking for Hispanic men and women who have downscale cars, trucks and mopeds. Vehicles should be older models or have visible damage.

If you fit any of these roles and have availability for the specified work dates, please submit by sending a photo of yourself or vehicle and your height, weight, pants and shoe size. Please use “VENEZUELA” in the subject line to




Here a look at the show:

A secret agent unlike any other, MacGyver escapes perilous situations with nothing but a paper clip, his trusty knife and his wit. A dynamic reimagining of the hit TV series, this action packed origin story follows a young hero as he undertakes missions to save lives and change the world. MacGyver stars Lucas Till and George Eads. Coming this Fall to CBS.

4 thoughts on “Casting Call for CBS “Macgyver” Reboot in Atlanta

  1. Hannah DiGangi

    Hi. I am a 15 years old, Caucasian and female. I would enjoy being an extra on Macgyver. If you are interested please email me back. Thank You.

  2. Fernando Soto

    Can you send me a direct e-mail were I can send my photos, thanks in advance.

  3. sharrol frederick

    I watched MacGyver growing up as a young person. I would love to be an extra on the MacGyver show.


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