CBS’ The Mentalist has nabbed onetime Prison Break inmate Rockmond Dunbar to fill a potentially series regular role.
As reported by our sister site Deadline, Dunbar has been cast as Dennis Abbott, a no-nonsense FBI Supervisory Agent who isn’t impressed by Patrick Jane’s skills or charm (but probably his hair).
Abbott is one of two new characters/possible series regulars being added for Season 6, in preparation for these two midseason exits. The other, as scooped by TVLine’s Inside Line, is FBI agent Kim Fischer, a thirtysomething ex-homicide detective from Dallas who is not afraid to stand up for herself.
Dunbar’s other recent TV credits include Sons of Anarchy, The Game and the unceremoniously axed Terriers.
The Mentalist opens its new season on Sunday, Sept. 29.