Is it the end of an era or error? In the wake of CBS’ announcement that Bull‘s current sixth season would be its last, social media appears to be lining up behind the latter sentiment. The reaction is hardly a surprise given the numerous controversies that have plagued the Michael Weatherly-led series since it launched in 2016.
“I’ve decided it’s time to pursue new creative challenges and bring his story to a close,” Weatherly announced Tuesday on Twitter. “It has been an honor to work with this talented cast, crew, and writing/producing team who helped reinvent the legal drama. Stay tuned for a big series finish.”
CBS followed Weatherly’s post with a statement confirming the series’ cancellation. “For six seasons, Bull has established itself as a ratings winner with its fresh take on the judicial process never before seen on television,” the network said. “We extend our thanks to the talented cast… the incredible creative team… 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 humor, intelligence and twists that have made the drama a fan favorite.”
Ahead of Bull‘s looming swan song, we’re looking back at the tumultuous timeline of events that preceded Tuesday’s end-date news.