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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.

RELATED | Scoop on The Mentalist’s Other Season 5 Recruits

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.

Comments (14)

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

    Comment by HG – July 24, 2012 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is great! Polly Walker was fantastic as Atia in Rome.

    Comment by Kelly L – July 24, 2012 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sister Clarice!!!

    Comment by Soren – July 24, 2012 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She deserves a role on a better series.

    Comment by Olive – July 24, 2012 07:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i second that–get her on a cable show stat!

      Comment by tim – July 25, 2012 07:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by mia – July 24, 2012 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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. :)

    Comment by Natalie – July 24, 2012 08:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Jimmy – July 25, 2012 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is happening with Patrick Jane ? Will he be back for season 5 ?

    Comment by Jenniferflowers – July 25, 2012 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Mentalist *is* Patrick Jane. He’ll be back for all seasons.

      Comment by Scott – July 25, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ooo. Polly Walker is so good. And also delicious. I may have to actually watch The Mentalist.

    Comment by scifisiren – July 25, 2012 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • jane needs a love interest. want to see that.

    Comment by brenda – July 25, 2012 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Anne – July 26, 2012 04:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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