Tonight, we had what was by most accounts the real series finale for “The Mentalist.” With that being said, is it really possible that there could be an eighth season coming up? While it doesn’t seem possible on CBS, series creator Bruno Heller is not necessarily writing off the chance of working with Simon Baker and Robin Tunney at some point in the future.
Heller made his comments on the show’s future in a post-finale interview with The Hollywood Reporter, where he said that in the end, the decision is up to the actors, and a network interested in doing more of the show:
“That’s entirely up to Simon and Robin. I would love to work with Robin again, I would love to work with Simon again. That’s in the lap of the business gods and their choice. Robin can do anything she wants — she’s a brilliant actor. Normally, at the end of shows, you’re glad to see the back of everyone to some degree. Creatively and as family, I’d love to work with those guys again. And the show was still basically as successful at the end as it was at the beginning, so you can never say never.”
One other thing that you have to consider as a future possibility, if nothing else, is seeing one of the actors coming aboard “Gotham” for something in the future. Given that Heller also executive-produces the Fox drama, we’re sure that he would find a role for them or any other “Mentalist” actor if there is an interest.
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