The Mentalist is an American drama series created for television by English screenwriter and producer Bruno Heller (Rome, Gotham). The show follows former “psychic” Patrick Jane as he consults for the California Bureau of Investigation and his commanding officer, former senior agent Teresa Lisbon. Jane often uses his highly developed observational skills, which he developed during his years as a “mind reader”, to help solve cases. The protagonist's role is played by Australian television and film actor Simon Baker (The Guardian, The Devil Wears Prada). He is joined by, among others, American actress Robin Tunney (Prison Break, Vertical Limit) as leader of the Serious Crimes Unit for the California Bureau of Investigation and American actor Tim Kang (Magnum, P.I., The Office) as Kimball Cho, special agent with the FBI and former senior agent for the CBI.