Are all the rumours of greetings aired nowadays about the release of the 2008 drama TV series, The Mentalist Season 8 true? Is the series finally making a comeback after a long gap of 7 freakin’ years? Can we expect Patrick Jane to be back on the job as a CBI consultant?
In this article, you will learn everything you need to know regarding the Mentalist season 8 tu!
All About The Mentalist Season 8!
The Mentalist is an American police procedural, mystery, drama, crime drama, thriller, and action TV series. The show was first released on September 23, 2008, and ran till February 18, 2015. A total of 151 episodes in 7 complete seasons, have been broadcasted on CBS.
Created by Bruno Heller, the series follows the life of Patrick Jane, a CBI consultant. It stars Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti, Rockmond Dunbar, Emily Swallow, Joe Adler, and Josie Loren in lead roles.
The Mentalist is produced by Charlie Goldstein (2008–10), Ken Woodruff (2010–14), Simon Baker (2012–15), Erika Green Swafford (2012–14), Michael Weiss (2012–14), Matthew Carlisle (2010–15), and Alex Berger (2014–15).
The production companies behind the everlasting series are Primrose Hill Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Is The Mentalist Season 8 Confirmed?
The series, so far, is not confirmed by the CBS Network. Additionally, during a chit chat with Washington, Simon Baker said, “because the character has been through such an enormous tragedy, no one cannot be anything but sympathetic towards him”.
Adding further he said, “the character is full of self-loathing and very self-deprecating, there is a distinct lack of preservation and he has nothing left to live for except revenge and his own way of justice.”
After witnessing these things, now it’s difficult to pass any firm judgement about the upcoming instalment. All we can do for now is wait for the production to announce any official confirmation.
The Mentalist Season 8 Release Date?
Over the years, the series has created a huge fandom throughout the world. Each and every fan of ‘The Mentality’ is waiting for the emotional story of Patrick Jane solving psychic murders and crimes.
However, in 2014, the CBS network made it clear that there will be no Season 8 for The Mentalist. Thus, there’s no release date for season 8.
The Mentalist Season 8 Cast?
Though the series has officially been cancelled by the makers, it’s of no use to predict the cast. But, if in case it happens, we might expect these below-listed cast members to be seen again!
- Simon Baker as Patrick Jane
- Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon
- Tim Kang as Kimball Cho
- Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby
- Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt
- Rockmond Dunbar as Dennis Abbott
- Emily Swallow as Kim Fischer
- Joe Adler as Jason Wylie
- Josie Loren as Michelle Vega
A recap of the significant events of The Mentalist
Read below to uncover the recaps of the significant events of previous seasons of The Mentalist:
- Season 1: After Red John murders his wife and daughter in Season 1, Patrick Jane, a former CBI consultant, joins the organization. Jane pursues his vengeance on Red John while assisting the CBI in solving crimes through his superior observation and analytical skills.
- Season 2: In season two, Jane assists the CBI in solving crimes and capturing Red John. He befriends Teresa Lisbon, a CBI agent who was first sceptical of his methods.
- Season 3: Red John becomes nearer to Jane and the CBI, but he always manages to get away. Jane wonders if he’s insane as his fixation with finding Red John intensifies.
- Season 4: Red John is apprehended by Jane and the CBI, but he escapes. He swears to catch Red John once more, which upsets Jane.
- Season 5: Jane and CBI look for Red John in season 5. Jane is smitten with Lisbon, too.
- Season 6: Red John is found and killed by Jane and the CBI. In the end, Jane exacts revenge on his daughter and wife.
The Mentalist is a well-made crime drama with a great cast and story. This show will keep you holding your breath. Do watch out for more updates!
The Mentalist Season 8 Ratings
The Mentalist on Rotten Tomatoes scored an audience approval rating of 88%, while on IMDb it gained 8.2 out of 10 ratings. Overall, the series is considered a semi-hit!
Where To Watch The Mentalist Season 8!
You can stream The Mentalist from season 1 to season 7 on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, HBO Max, Vudu, and The Roku Channel.
The Mentalist Season 8 Trailer
There will be no official trailer of Mentalist Season 8 in future. CBS network 2014 has announced that season 7 would be the last season of the series. Let’s hope for the best now. Meanwhile, you may watch the season 1-7 trailers. Cheers!
Any updates on The Mentalist season 8 plot?
The Mentalist is a drama/thriller series based on the life of a “physic” Patrick Jane (Simon Baker). He’s an independent CBI consultant, who uses his physic medium abilities to help CBI agents solve murders in Sacramento, California. However, the main plot focuses on Patrick Jane’s involvement in CBI to investigate and track Red John who murdered Jane’s wife, Angela Ruskin Jane, as well as his daughter, Charlotte Anne Jane.
Throughout seasons four to six, the focus switches from general cases to catching the serial killer Red John as well as Red John copycats. The Red John mystery is closed in the midway of season six when the FBI steps in to shut the CBI. The show takes on a new path for the remaining one and a half seasons, with an introduction of some new faces.
The producer of The Mentalist, Bruno Heller, wanted to make something different and prove himself in the Hollywood industry. CBS, also, wanted a show that would compliment NCIS and Heller delivered exactly what the CBS network wanted. The protagonist is described by Bruno Heller as a blend of Sherlock Holmes and a street psychic, part investigator assisting people and part scam artist peddling lies. As for the season 8 plot, there haven’t been any updates so far.
The Mentalist season 7 ending explained
The Mentalist Season 7 came to a conclusion when Jane proposed to Lisbon for marriage and Lisbon accepted it. Later, Abbott provides his home to the couple to carry on with their marriage nuptials. Further, the episode also illustrates how Keller survived the explosion and then he goes on to avenge himself upon Jane. However, Jane and Lisbon get married peacefully and the series comes to an end with Jane’s pregnancy announcement.
How many episodes could there be in The Mentalist season 8?
The previous season of The Mentalist had a total of 13 episodes. Thus, if the makers decide to follow a similar pattern, the eighth seasons may also comprise 13 episodes. However, there hasn’t been an official update yet.
FAQs about The Mentalist
1. Will The Mentalist ever make a comeback?
Nothing can be said at the moment as the makers have neither renewed the show nor canceled it. However, the chances do seem pretty slim at the moment but the best we can do for now is wait until official announcements are made.
2. Is The Mentalist finished for good?
As aforesaid, the series hasn’t been officially canceled, as of January 2023. Let’s see what the future of the series beholds.
3. Are Simon Baker and Robin Tunny good friends?
Yes. Both of them are very good friends in real life, which makes their on-screen relationship even more interesting.
The Mentalist will not return for an 8th Season
CBS terminated the show after seven seasons in 2015.
Bruno Heller is open to making a new season of The Mentalist if he can find the proper network or streaming service. Besides, the Mentalist cast also wants a fresh season. Simon Baker, who played Patrick Jane, said he would be “thrilled” to return.
However, producing The Mentalist is exceedingly costly. An extensive cast, crew, and filming locations are needed. This implies any network or streaming service that wants to revive the show must invest a lot of money.