British actress Polly Walker is set to join the cast of CBS drama The Mentalist, starring Simon Baker, for its fifth season.

CBS has announced a raft of new cast additions/guest stars for several of its shows on Sunday during the TCA Press Tour. Amongst the names revealed as cropping up in some of its shows was Polly Walker who will join The Mentalist in a recurring role. Walker will play FBI Agent Alexa Schultz a ‘beautiful alpha female with a quick-witted personality’

The actress was most recently seen in BBC One’s critically acclaimed drama Prisoners’ Wives but will probably be most familar to audiences for her role of the scheming Atia of the Juli in HBO/BBC’s lavish drama Rome. Walker’s other notable roles include Sister Clarice Willow in Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica, Anne Collins in State of Play and Ranna in Sanctuary.

The actress will not be the only addition to The Mentalist for its fifth season; Charmed actor Ivan Sergei will recur as FBI agent Gabe Mancini while Jim O’Heir will guest star in the season premier.

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