‘The Office’ Spin-Off ‘The Farm’ Releases Casting Descriptions
Who’d have thought that a scant 7 years after ‘The Office‘ debuted on out TVs that everything could look so different? Not only has there been a tidal wave of departures after the show’s first post-Steve Carell outing, but soon Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) himself may take off for greener pastures…literally.
We’ve heard a bit about NBC’s plans to spin-off Rainn Wilson into his own series, but how would you like to know who’ll be joining him on ‘The Farm?’
TVLine has uncovered the casting roster for NBC’s ‘The Office’ spin-offi to feature Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute, appropriately titled ‘The Farm.’ ‘The Farm’ will debut as an episode of ‘The Office’s upcoming ninth season, before NBC decides whether or not to pick up the spin-off to series. Reportedly, ‘The Farm’ will feature Dwight and his family inheriting a family farm/bed-and-breakfast, to which he must convince his brother and sister to join him in running
While it’s unknown if ‘The Farm’ will represent the Schrute Farms we’ve already seen throughout several season of ‘The Office,’ or a new location altogether, we’ve got a look at the rest of the Schrute clan to join Dwight in his new venture:
FANNIE SCHRUTE – Attractive, urban and in her late 20s/early 30s, Dwight’s younger sister fled the Schrute farm life for Boston as soon as she could, and has had little to do with her roots for quite some time. Now divorced with one son, Fannie is “a bit of a pseudo-intellectual lefty” with an ironic sense of humor and a great heart.
JEB SCHRUTE – Dwight’s easygoing thirtysomething brother hasn’t done well in any of the career paths he’s followed – worm breeder and Bigfoot hunter among them — but has found some success with a pot farm. He’s got none of Dwight’s dedication or work ethic, but he has made an exercise video about things you can do with a knife and a canoe.
CAMERON WHITMAN – Dwight’s smart and slightly weird 9-year-old nephew (Fannie’s son) is a cosmopolitan lad who nevertheless feels the pull of his Schrute heritage, especially when he’s around someone — his uncles, perhaps? — who can offer the fatherly guidance he lacks.
HEINRICH MANHEIM – The Schrute siblings’ great uncle is charming, greedy, manipulative… and just may have had to spend time in Argentina following World War II, thanks to his German National Socialist roots. Oh, and he vows to kill Dwight by the end of the first episode.
So, what do we think? Could ‘The Farm’ and its new cast re-capture the magic that’s been eluding ‘The Office’ these last few years? Where’s cousin Mose? Tell us if you’ll check out the new spin-off in the comments!