From series creator and executive producer Michael S. Chernuchin (Law & Order, Brooklyn South), comes TNT's first ever original series. Bull is the story of a group of young wall street investment bankers and stock traders who leave an established firm to strike out on their own.
""Ditto's"" newly formed investment firm, HSD Capital, struggles to stay alive as his grandfather, ""the Kaiser, ""files a law suit against them. Former rival, Hunter Lasky joins HSD, but Alison Jeffers has reason to distrust his motives. Just as things seem to be turning around for the firm, ""the Kaiser"" finds a way to keep one step ahead of ""Ditto's"" firm.
""Rookie"" Carson Boyd learns a valuable lesson about ""green mail"" from money-hungry Hunter Lasky. Lasky nets a windfall, but at what price? Meanwhile, tensions rise at HSD when Alison Jeffers tries to close a major deal and discovers that ""the Kaiser"" has his own deal in the works that could spell disaster for the ""Young Turks.""
With the law suit pending and their assets frozen, ""Ditto"" and his company fight for their financial lives. As HSD prepares to do battle against ""the Kaiser"" for Wesley Industries, in desperation Ditto plays the ""race card"" and advises his friend, Corey Granville, to file a discrimination suit against Merriweather.
Despite his initial reluctance, Granville sues Merriweather Marx for racial discrimination. Meanwhile, HSD orchestrates a leveraged buy-out of Wesley Industries that will counter ""the Kaiser's"" take-over strategy â€” and save the firm. But when ""Ditto"" discovers the name of the venture capitalist behind ""the Kaiser's"" deal, there's more at stake than ""just business.""
Rumors that Greenspan will raise interest rates send Ditto and Corey Granville scrambling. But the firm faces bigger problems when Hunter Lasky secretly meets with the Kaiser who offers him $5 million to betray his friends.
Ditto outsmarts his grandfather, the Kaiser, in the bidding war for Wesley Industries. But when tragedy strikes, what price will Ditto pay for his victory?
With the Kaiser recovering from a debilitating stroke â€” brought on by HSD's victory in the Wesley deal â€” Ditto is reunited with his black-sheep father, Bobby. Will Ditto's guilt get the best of him when Bobby reveals the real reason for his visit?
Marissa convinces friends from ""the old neighborhood"" to take their dotcom public, but is she gambling with their lives? Meanwhile, will Corey Granville drop his discrimination suit against Merriweather Marx to save HSD from further litigation?
When Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's plane crashes in Alaska, Wall Street is sent into a tailspin. With their $17 million margin called in, HSD desperately accepts a loan offer from investor Gardner Blackstone. Now they must raise $20 million by the end of business or forfeit their company to Blackstone's control.
With time running out on HSD's internet IPO, and Corey's law suit against Merriweather Marx hanging in the balance, the day of reckoning is at hand. As Ditto makes his peace with ""the Kaiser,"" his father, Bobby, makes a shocking decision.
From TV-Now: ""Carson faces the ramifications of having his mug on the cover of Forbes magazine, including Marty's jealousy.""
From TV-Now: ""Corey's parents try to convince him to drop his discrimination lawsuit; Kaiser's fortune is linked to the Holocaust.""
From TV-Now: ""Marissa and her father spar over his training of a boxer; racial discrimination lawsuit flares up.""
Marty's billionaire client is crazy; a rival firm continues to pursue Carson.
The wife of Marty's friend and client asks him to help ruin her husband's life. The U.S. Attorney's office investigates Alisonâ€”and Marty's father might be responsible.
Ditto feels conflicted when his mother asks him to save the family business from a takeover, but Alison convinces him to help. Marty and Marissa are questioned about Alison's suspicious perfume-company purchase. Marissa sees Ditto and Holly kissing.
When it looks as though HSD will not be able to purchase Crestwald, a surprise investor reappears to help. Corey suspects that $20,000 a teenager brings to invest may be drug money.
Marissa dates the U.S. Attorney investigating HSD for insider trading. He lies to her, saying that HSD is not going to be charged, but Marissa learns that Marty and his father are liable. Carson offers to help two youngsters sell a computer game that they invented.
Ditto is excited to participate in a stockbroker competition. But after he meets the daughter of a Merriweather Marx client who killed himself due to the way the company treated him, he performs poorly in the competition. However when the stock market suddenly drops, Ditto wins because he kept his assets in cash. Meanwhile, Marty agrees to help a possibly corrupt businessman referred to him by Blackstone, and Wesley proposes marriage to Alison.
While contemplating Wesley's marriage proposal, Alison has a bizarre series of dreams. Marty and his father appear to become involved in another insider-trading scheme, but they are actually helping the federal government. Ditto seeks solace and answers from a homeless man on a park bench.
A television producer, doing research for a series, prompts the HSD staff to reflect on the journey that brought them together, and long-held secrets are revealed. Corey's art fund attracts the attention of a dying socialite and causes ethical concerns. Ditto and Marissa confront their romantic feelings for each other.