Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s Comic-Con coverage

During a standing-room-only panel at Comic-Con, Person Of Interest creator-showrunner Jonathan Nolan confirmed that recurring player Amy Acker has been elevated to series regular status. She portrays the mysterious Root, the conflicted cyber-terrorist introduced in Season 1 and last seen in a mental institution. Acker previously appeared in POI exec producer JJ Abrams’ Alias and Joss Whedon’s Angel, and she currently stars in Whedon’s feature film Much Ado About Nothing. CBSPerson of Interest kicks off its third season September 24  on a new night (Tuesday) and time (10 PM).