‘Bull’ To End With Season 6
It’s the end of the road for ‘Bull‘, as lead Michael Weatherly announces on Twitter that the 6th Season will be the last.
Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the series stars Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull, the founder of one of the most prolific trial-consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash, and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition, and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses, and the accused tick.
“I’ve decided it’s time to pursue new creative challenges and bring his story to a close,” commented Weatherly in a tweet late last night. “It has been an honour to work with this talented cast, crew, and writing/producing team who helped reinvent the legal drama. Stay tuned for a big series finish. Thanks to all the fans from the bottom of my heart. You will always be a part of our Bull family!”
The drama, which airs on CBS in the USA, has slipped in the ratings recently, although is still a solid performer for the network, but has not been without its controversy… In 2019, CBS paid a $9.5 million settlement to former co-star Eliza Dushku who alleged she was fired from the show after making a complaint about Weatherly’s inappropriate behaviour on the set. This also led to Steven Spielberg’s production company Amblin Television dropping out of producing the series. Then, at the end of Season 5, showrunner Glenn Gordon Caron was removed following a workplace investigation into the accusations of a toxic work environment which led to a number of writers quitting. Original star Freddy Rodriguez also left at the end of Season 5, although it is unclear if that was related to the investigation.
“For six seasons, Bull has established itself as a ratings winner with its fresh take on the judicial process never before seen on television,” said CBS in a statement. “We extend our thanks to the talented cast, Michael Weatherly, Geneva Carr, Yara Martinez, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Christopher Jackson, MacKenzie Meehan, the incredible creative team led by Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard, and our hard-working crew, for bringing to life these innovative stories. We also thank our loyal viewers and look forward to providing them with a final run of compelling episodes filled with the humour, intelligence and twists that have made the drama a fan favourite.”
‘Bull‘ Season 5 is currently airing on Sky Witness in the UK, meaning we still have another full season to air before it disappears for good.