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'The Office' Spin-Off Finds Dwight's Brother in 'The Campaign' Actor

August 24, 2012 (4:14 am) GMT
Thomas Middleditch will play Jeb Schrute on upcoming comedy 'The Farm', joining Majandra Delfino who was previously cast as Dwight's sister Fannie.

While "" is nearing its conclusion, its spin-off "The Farm" continues filling out the cast line-up. , who has a role on and -starring comedy "", is tapped to portray Dwight Schrute's brother, Jeb.

Jeb is described as an easygoing 30-something man who is the polar opposite of Dwight in terms of hierarchy, work ethic and sense of principle. He failed at some business ventures, including worm farmer, Bigfoot hunter and Army farmer, but finds some success with a pot farm. He has also made an exercise video about things you can do with a knife and a canoe.

Middleditch joins and Blake Garrett who were earlier cast as Dwight's sister Fannie and his nephew Cameron respectively. The actor, who has lent his voice for "" several times, is expected to be a series regular if the new comedy is picked up to series.

"The Farm" will focus on 's Dwight who now runs the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast. Back in January, Wilson said his new show "would be even more far out and weird than 'The Office' and "would have a crazy menagerie of characters."

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