The CBS procedural, which is heading into what series creator Bruno Heller is calling its “most dramatic and game changing season,” has tapped Emily Swallow (Monday Mornings, Southland) to come on board as a potential series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Swallow will play Kim Fischer, an enigmatic woman who is going to have a profound influence on Jane’s life. For now, the actress is committed to doing three episodes.
Fischer is one of two new characters/possible series regulars being added for Season 6, in preparation for the departures of Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman. The other, previously reported by TVLine, is no-nonsense FBI Supervisory Agent Dennis Abbott (played by Prison Break‘s Rockmond Dunbar).
The Mentalist‘s sixth season launches Sept. 29 at 10/9c.
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