Two cast members of The Mentalist may no longer be present when the hunt for Red John comes to a head.
TV Line has confirmed that series regulars, Amanda Righetti and Owen Yeoman will be departing the show towards the end of season 6.
The departures of colleagues and sometime-lovers Van Pelt and Rigsby will likely tie into this fall’s unmasking of Red John, a six-year-old mystery whose resolution is poised to set the show on a new course.
In a statement to TVLine, series creator Bruno Heller would “neither confirm or deny” our story, but acknowledged that The Mentalist is heading into its “most dramatic and game changing season and anything can happen.”
The Mentalist season 6 premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10/9c.