Exclusive: Rome's Polly Walker Joins The Mentalist as New FBI Agent

Fans of The Mentalist looking to get a read on the show’s upcoming fifth season, take note: Rome hellraiser Polly Walker is joining the cast in a major recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The English actress — who scored a Golden Globe nod for her role as Julius Caesar’s manipulative niece on HBO’s period drama — will play Senior FBI agent Alexa Shultz, a gorgeous, fierce and incredibly competent alpha female with a quick-witted personality.

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Walker’s post-Rome credits include Syfy’s Caprica and Sanctuary. She’s set to make her Mentalist debut in the show’s season premiere on Sunday, Sept. 30.

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  1. HG says:

    They’re coming!! The spoilers started coming again!!

  2. Kelly L says:

    This is great! Polly Walker was fantastic as Atia in Rome.

  3. Soren says:

    Sister Clarice!!!

  4. Olive says:

    She deserves a role on a better series.

  5. mia says:

    Its Ranna, up from Hollow Earth. Sounds promising, she’s a wonderful actress.
    Any chance Summer is going to return to the show? I simply adored her and she was a great way to give Cho more storylines. Bring her back pleeeeeease.

  6. Natalie says:

    Thanks, Aus. There have hardly been any spoilers on this coming season of “The Mentalist” so far. The spoilers we *have* had have been about these secondary characters. But at least it’s something for now. Nothing about the crew we all know and love though. I hope there’s some good stuff coming for them this season. That and finding out what Lorelei reveals about RJ are what I’m interested in the most, tbh. I hope we get more Lisbon this season too. She’s such a great character. So far the best “spoilers” I’ve read this season are that BH is writing the premiere and DC wrote episode two. I love their episodes. :)

  7. Jimmy says:

    Hopefully, they can actually create a compelling character for such a great actress. It would be nice to have a character come in who could actually hold their own with Jane, which might actually make Jane interesting again.

  8. What is happening with Patrick Jane ? Will he be back for season 5 ?

  9. scifisiren says:

    Ooo. Polly Walker is so good. And also delicious. I may have to actually watch The Mentalist.

  10. brenda says:

    jane needs a love interest. want to see that.

  11. Anne says:

    No, relationship side stories ruin good shows! Look at what it did to house, such a disaster! Subtle tension is good but please don’t ruin it, relationships are hard to portray and make interesting for long. As l