After a promising September 23rd debut for Bluff City Law, current statistics seemingly depicts a decline for the American legal drama television series created by Dean Georgaris and Michael Aguilar. Although Bluff City Law has not been officially canceled by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) all indications show that an official statement for the cancellation is on the way unless there is a miracle to save the series. NBC has since opted not to have any additional episodes to go into production even with additional six scripts that were written prior to the legal drama’s debut and were expected to be part of the episodes of the first season. The NBC has aired six episodes of the series so far and Bluff City Law cast will continue to appear on your screen during its Monday 10 pm timeslot until the last of its ten-episodes scheduled to air on the 25th of November, 2019.
Millions of Bluff City Law fans have since taken to social media platforms as a resort to plead with the National Broadcasting Company to continue with the production of the series while reaffirming their love for the show and its cast. While we remain hopeful that the broadcasting company heeds the people’s plea, let’s take a look at who the cast members of the show are, some facts about the show and some of the untold reasons why it may be canceled.
Who Are The Main Bluff City Law Cast Members?
Jimmy Smits starred as Elijah Strait, a civil rights lawyer regarded as one of the most accomplished litigators of his generation. Elijah is the father of Sydney.
Jimmy Smits is an Emmy Award-winning actor best known for playing attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980’s legal drama L.A. Law, NYPD Detective Bobby Simone in the 1990s police drama NYPD Blue and Matt Santos on the 1999–2006 serial political drama The West Wing.
Caitlin McGee starred as Sydney Strait, Elijah’s daughter, and a former corporate attorney. She returns to her father’s firm despite lingering tensions from her departure three years earlier.
Caitlin had guest appearances on shows like Ble Bloods(2015), Grey’s Anatomy (2018), Chicago Med (2018). She is also set to appear in an episode of the upcoming Amazon show Modern Love.
Another lead Bluff City Law cast member is Barry Sloane who starred as Jake Reilly, a senior partner at Strait & Associates. Barry Sloane has appeared in numerous television shows including the BAFTA Award-winning films Pleasureland and the Mark of Cain. He also played the character of serial killer Niall Rafferty in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks which earned him three award nominations. Sloane was also cast as Aiden Mathis in the ABC drama series Revenge and Captain Price in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Micgael Luwoye starred as Anthony Little a former corp and partner at Strait & Associates. He went to the same law school as Sydney.
Michael Luwoye is an American actor of Nigerian descent, known for the Broadway musical Hamilton, he is also a voice and theatre actor. His theatre works include Once on This Island (2011 at the Flat Rock Playhouse), The Three Musketeers (2013 at the Flat Rock Playhouse), Hamilton which was seen various times at Orpheum Theatre, Pantages Theatre and Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Stony Blyden appears as Emerson, an introverted paralegal working under Elijah. The pilot episode reveals that he is Elijah’s son from an affair he had and Sydney’s half brother.
Aside from acting, Stony Blyden is also a rapper, singer, writer and record producer. He has appeared in productions like The Standoff, Hope Springs Eternal, Hulu’s Casual and Nickelodeon’s Hunter Street.
Jayne Atkinson starred as Della Bedford, a gay senior partner at Strait & Associates and Elijah’s closest friend and confidant.
Jayne Atkinson is well known for her role on 24, The Rainmaker and Enchanted April. She has also been nominated for several awards. She has equally acted in a couple of stage productions which include The Rainmaker (1999-2000) as Lizzie Curry, Blithe Spirit (2009) as Ruth and Ann (2019) as Ann Richards which was seen at the Arena Stage, Washington D.C.
As of the Bluff City Law cast members, Maameyaa Boafo plays the character of Briana Logan, a seasoned paralegal and investigator who mentors Emerson.
MaameYaa Boafo has starred in films like Thru 25 (2013), American Odyssey (2015) and Iron Fist (2017). she was born in Pakistan. In the course of her career, the actress has been able to win a couple of awards which include the Drama Desk Ensemble Award and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance.
The Untold Reason Why There May Not Be A Season 2 of Bluff City Law
Bluff City Law is an American legal drama television series created by Dean Georgaris and Michael Aguilar which tells the story of a lawyer Sydney Strait who gets to work together with her dad Elijah on a tough Civil right case, even though they are not in good terms.
Ratings for the series have continued to dwindle over the weeks with lesser viewers than expected for each new episode. So far the first season of Bluff City Law has an average a 0.65 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.99 million viewers. The series in its premiere drew a 0.81 rating with 4.61 million viewers. The numbers are disheartening and the producers have since announced that shooting of the series will end on the 31st of October, with the completion of the show’s 10th episode.
NBC had estimated it would spend $35 million in Memphis during its first several months of production with the hope of grossing profitably from the series but this seems unrealizable with the current figures so there is a possible plan to let go of the series without a second season.