‘Bull’ Star Annabelle Attanasio Exits CBS Drama Over Schedule Conflict

“I have been given the opportunity to direct my first feature film,” actress says

Bull Annabelle Attanasio

CBS’s “Bull” will be down one series regular when the Michael Weatherly-led drama returns in the fall.

Annabelle Attanasio, who has starred as computer expert Cable McCrory since the show’s 2016 premiere, will not return for the show’s third season.

“I’m excited to share that I have been given the opportunity to direct my first feature film, a story I’ve been shepherding for four years,” Attanasio said in a statement. “Sadly, the film conflicts with my role as Cable on ‘Bull.’ CBS and the show’s producers have graciously allowed me to leave the series so I can pursue this extraordinary opportunity.”

“While I will miss Cable dearly, I am so thrilled about this new chapter in my career, and am forever grateful to the show for supporting me on my creative journey. I loved my time on the show, and feel so lucky to have the support of the show’s producers, CBS, and most of all, my unbelievable castmates,” the statement continued.

Attanasio, daughter of “Bull” executive producer Paul Attanasio, previously wrote, directed and starred in the 2016 short “Frankie Keeps Talking.” Her acting credits include Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick,” Netflix’s Barack Obama biopic “Barry” and Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut “Paint It Black.”

“Bull” is co-created by Paul Attanasio and talk show host Phil McGraw and is inspired by McGraw’s early career as a trial consultant. Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr and Christopher Jackson star. It is set to return for its third season on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

TVLine first reported the news of Attanasio’s exit.