‘The Office’ Finale Season: See ‘The Farm’ Spinoff That Never Was
As 'The Office' approaches its May 16 series finale, the farewell tour has already begun. One of the more interesting stops long the way of the long-running NBC comedy's final season will be that of upcoming March 14 episode 'The Farm,' originally intended as a backdoor pilot for the Dwight Schrute-centric spinoff NBC ultimately passed on, but did they make the right call? Check out a first look at 'The Farm' with a new 'The Office' clip inside!
Rather than forge ahead with his own spinoff as planned, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) will say goodbye along with his fellow 'The Office' stars in the May 16 series finale. Before then however, tomorrow's all-new episode "The Farm" will give viewers a bit of insight into what the proposed Dwight Schrute spin-off might have looked like if NBC decided to move ahead with the project.
TVLine obtained the first clip from the epsiode, which as foretold features Dwight's eccentric family dealing with a death in the family, and the new circumstances it creates. Focusing on Dwight inheriting a bed and breakfast to run, the spinoff was to feature ‘Parks and Recreation‘ showrunner Mike Schur (briefly) returning to the role of Cousin Mose, as well as Tom Bower playing Dwight’s great-uncle Heinrich, ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Community‘ star Matt Jones as Dwight’s mysterious cousin Zeke, Thomas Middleditch as Dwight’s younger brother Jeb, and sister Fanny (‘Roswell’s' Majandra Delfino).
You can check out what would have been "The Farm" via the video below, and tell us if you wish the show had lived bast 'The Office' in the comments!