“The Mentalist” is definitely looking to try and go with an “out with the old, in with the new” philosophy right now, at least when it comes to their casting.
As you likely remember from earlier this week, a pair of series regulars in Amanda Righetti and Owen Yeoman will be checking out around the midway point of this season, which is truly sad news for those who have grown invested in their stories. However, the show is going to be casting some new characters as series regulars, and they could end up taking their place in at least a spiritual sense. The information below comes to us via TVLine:
1. Kim Fischer – A former homicide detective from Dallas who is in her thirties, and is both intelligent and attractive. Is it a possible love interest for someone? You can never rule it out.
2. Nick Abbott – A veteran from the Iraq war, and an African-American graduate from West Point who is a very good guy to have on your side … but not a good guy by any means to make angry.
One of the other reasons for these new castings are that they merely represent a major jump into the future for the show. The plan right now is to finally close the book on the Red John story after so many years, which means (thankfully) that there will be some other people set for some much-deserved time in the spotlight. The exits of these two fan favorites, based on at least some initial claims, is going to be tied to the Red John story in some way.
The new season of “The Mentalist” picks up on CBS on Sunday, September 29. Stay tuned for more!