Despite season nine of The Office straying far from the humor the show originally featured (subtlety, awkwardness etc.), we were still excited to see what would become of our favorite office maniac and Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Schrute.
Until now we thought that a spin-off featuring Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and his wacky farm life was a sure thing. But you can never be too sure with the geniuses running NBC.
“The Farm was created by Paul Lieberstein (the former Office showrunner who plays Toby) and centered on Dwight and his family’s beet farm/B&B. Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign) played Dwight’s relaxed, pot-growing younger brother Jeb, Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) played cousin Zeke, Tom Bower (Die Hard 2) played Nazi grandfather Heinrich Manheim, Majandra Delfino (Roswell) played Dwight’s intellectual lefty younger sister Fannie who just got divorced, and an unknown kid actor played her 9-year-old son. Dwight’s cousin Mose wouldn’t have been featured on the new show because the guy that plays him, Parks and Rec co-creator/showrunnner Mike Schur, is busy with that job.”
But word broke yesterday via Rainn Wilson’s Twitter that show is a no-go. Rejected.
Why? We have no idea. Who wouldn’t want to see more of Dwight’s antics?
As a result of the news, fans can expect Rainn Wilson to stay all the way through season nine. We can all take solace, however, because we’ll get to see the Schrute clan in 2013. The pilot episode of The Farm will be used as an episode to The Office.
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