Set in Sacramento, California The Mentalist featuring Simon Baker and Robin Tunney as lead is an American tv series that aired in 2008, September and ran for 7 amazing seasons and 151 episodes until the show bid farewell when its last episode of season 7 ‘The Mentalist’ aired on February 18th, 2015. The series had an average of 15.6 million viewers around the world.
The show is about a brilliant psychic Patrick Jane (played by Simon Baker) who outs himself as fake only to join hands with the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find the serial killer known as Red John responsible for the murder of his wife and young daughter. Apparently, in an interview given by Jane 5 years ago before the pilot episode, Jane said that he helped the police profile the killer Red John which angered the latter leading to the murder of Jane’s family. He uses his skills as a psychic medium to help solve the murders on the show and also to ultimately catch Red John. Here are all the details we know about The Mentalist Season 8 Release Date.
The Mentalist Season 8 Release Date
Even though the CBS network canceled the show and announced the same in 2014 and the last episode pretty much summed the story five years ago, the viewers are still hoping for a season 8. As we all know that dramas that show charming psychic men solving crimes and reading people in an eyelash gain views and hooks the audience quite rapidly The Mentalists were no different. When the show premiered the viewer numbers jumped up to a 15.6 million high. But as the series proceeded numerous cases were solved running the Red John story cleverly on the side the things changed from exciting to a little quaint dropping the viewer’s list to 8 million which is not bad but CBS expects a higher standard.
In an attempt to try and reboot the show’s story the producers changed the filming location from Sacramento, California to Texas and shuffled the supporting cast. The Red John mystery was also solved by the end of season 6 thus giving viewers an answer to the primary mystery of the show. At the midpoint of season 6 the FBI steps, closing the CBI and thus setting a new track for the remaining one and a half-season of the show.
The viewers gladly welcomed this change but unfortunately, this was not enough for the network which announced the cancellation of the show in 2014. As this was a prior announcement the producers of the show got time to give fitting ends to all the characters in thirteen episodes and thus not leaving much space for another season.
As of now neither CBS nor the cast of the show has made any comments about the show coming back for another season. Hence the chances of the show returning are slim to none.
As of now, there is no The Mentalist Season 8 Release Date.
Will There Ever Be The Mentalist Season 8?
Talking to TheWashington Simon Baker said that because the character has been through such an enormous tragedy, no one cannot be anything but sympathetic towards him. Adding further he said that the character definitely is full of self-loathing and very self-deprecating, there is a distinct lack of preservation and he really has nothing left to live for except revenge and his own way of justice.
By the end, we can make out that once Jane has his revenge and later on marries another woman the story does not really have anything pulling it further, and even if it does it shall turn into a regular drama.
As for the creator of the show Bruno Heller he is totally up for a reunion of the cast and indicates that it depends on the lead actors Simon and Robin if they want to make a comeback for the next season as he would love to work with them again.
With this to the delight of his hopeful viewers, he also did not completely deny the show’s return and said that the show was doing as great in the last season as it did in the first so there really is never a complete no or full stop to season 8.
What makes the viewers wonder is that why would the show undergo a complete reboot only to end in the next season? It seems that CBS used the trick to amass a good number of views for the show send off and it worked well.
The show transitioned from being a success to being borderline boring and then again becoming viewers’ favorite after some major changes so maybe the creators and the network thought of this to be the right time to end the show on a good note.