In her first regular role since The Mentalist, Amanda Righetti has been cast opposite Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies in Colony, USA Network’s drama pilot from Carlton Cuse. A co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Prods., Colony is a family drama/thriller about life in Los Angeles after a mysterious “foreign” occupation. Righetti will play Madeline, younger sister of Katie (Callies) and the mother of a diabetic child in need of insulin. She appeals to Katie for help but will do what it takes to protect her child and family in need.

Righetti was an original cast member on The Mentalist, co-starring on the CBS crime drama for five and a half seasons until her departure earlier this year. Her onscreen partner on The Mentalist, Owain Yeoman, also segued to a cable series, recently joining AMC drama Turn as a regular. Righetti, repped by UTA and Mosaic, most recently guest starred in the Chicago Fire/Chicago P.D. crossover event last spring.