RTL CBS BULL – After waving goodbye to his role as Special Agent Anthony Dinozzo on NCIS, Michael Weatherly returns with his brand new show BULL. Taking the lead role, his character does not take him far from the twists and turns of the justice system after acting as a senior field agent in 13 seasons of NCIS. During an interview, Weatherly talked about his NCIS character:
I’m gonna miss his repressive sense of humor, what I won’t miss is wearing that gun, that was uncomfortable.
BULL takes inspiration from the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, co-founder of top trial consulting firm Courtroom Sciences, Inc. (CSI), which has provided trial consulting services for Fortune 500 companies as well as talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
From another interview, Weatherly shared:
It’s been amazing to play a character that is all about human connection, he’s about finding out why we do the things we do, but he’s also about getting to the truth of something.
About RTL CBS BULL
Shifting from law enforcement to trial analytics, Weatherly acts as Dr. Jason Bull, a trial consultant who will do everything to get the justice that his clients deserve.
What’s fascinating about the whole world of trial analytics and the sciences of it is that they’re looking at things that you don’t think about,” Weatherly said.
He (Dr. Bull) looks at a jury trial and looks at the identities of everybody involved from the judge to the attorneys, to the jury, and the witness and defendant, and he figures out what everyone’s thinking,” he added.
The doctor is perfectly aware that the 12 ordinary people making up a jury have the power to decide a person’s fate at court. He also knows that these jurors possess a preconceived notion of the truth. That’s why the key to winning a trial is by winning over the jury.
BULL’s behind the scenes
Dr. Bull further understands that even the tiniest details such as relationship status, clothes, and hairstyle can turn the court against the defendant. To avoid an unfavorable outcome, he works with a team of experts to make sure that his clients are on their best behavior and will say the right things at the witness stand.
His staff includes a lawyer who acts as defense attorney in mock trials, a neurolinguistics expert who used to be a part of the Department of Homeland Security, a former detective from the New York Police Department, a haughty millennial hacker, and a fashion stylist.
What this show really looks at are the choices that we make, and who we think we are versus how other people think we are, and it starts to get to a hall of mirrors. It takes very complex people to figure out complex people,” Weatherly said.
First and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment, BULL premieres the same day as the U.S. on September 21, Wednesday 9:00pm and also stars Freddy Rodriguez (Ugly Betty, Six Feet Under), Geneva Carr (Rescue Me, Law and Order: Criminal Intent), Annabelle Attanasio (The Knick, House M.D.), Chris Jackson (Oz), and Jaime Lee Kirchner (The Mob Doctor, Mercy) along with Michael Weatherly.
Don’t miss it! I’m pretty sure after watching the initial episode, you can’t wait for the next one 😉
Check the teaser here