Taylor Rentzel is one of the new characters on Bull — but who plays her?
Actress MacKenzie Meehan joined the ensemble cast for Season 3, after it was revealed on the premiere that Cable had died.
This was a tragic story arc to viewers, confirming that actress Annabelle Attanasio had left the show for good.
But the show must go on, and so entered a new set of characters, including Taylor Rentzel, who will be Bull’s new cyber-investigator, and Cable’s mom Ellen McCrory, who is played by Jill Hennessy.
McCrory debuted right away, needing the TAC team to help with her lawsuit and to help remember Cable.
Meanwhile, Taylor Renzel plays an important role on the team as they investigate each new case placed in front of them.
— Bull (@BullCBS) October 16, 2018
Before coming on Bull, MacKenzie Meehan was best known for playing Penny on the HBO show Vinyl. She also played Hildy Azoff on The Wolf of Wallstreet, among various smaller roles.
With Bull, she is taking on a more permanent job and one that will likely give her lines during every upcoming episode of the series.
Bull cast changes
As with all procedural shows like this one, it’s inevitable for Bull to see its fair share of cast changes.
However, it was still big news when it was revealed that Annabelle Attanasio would be moving on to other projects.
Writers and producers will be hoping that MacKenzie Meehan can quickly make her new part as Taylor Renzel a role all of her own.
Other CBS shows that have seen recent casting changes include Clayton Reeves and Abby Sciuto (played by Duane Henry and Pauley Perrette) leaving NCIS. Meanwhile, NCIS: Los Angeles also had a character die and the leadership structure is in question after an operation went wrong.
Bull airs Monday nights at 10/9c on CBS.