NBC Not Moving Forward With 'The Office' Spin-Off
"The Office" spin-off isn't happening. Rainn Wilson has revealed that NBC passed on the project starring himself, tweeting, "Farm Update: NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show. Had a blast making the pilot - onwards & upwards!"
Titled "The Farm", the spin-off was projected to focus on Wilson's "Office" character Dwight Schrute who runs the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast. Paul Lieberstein, who was a showrunner on "The Office" for several seasons before leaving the post earlier this year, helped develop the spin-off.
"The Farm" has cast Thomas Middleditch as Dwight's brother Jeb, with Majandra Delfino and Blake Garrett taking other roles as Dwight's sister Fannie and his nephew Cameron respectively. Mike Schur was additionally set to reprise his role as Dwight's cousin Mose.
While NBC hasn't released an official statement on the fate of "The Farm", The Hollywood Reporter learns that the pilot will air as an episode of "The Office".
"The Office", meanwhile, is currently airing its ninth and final season, which was promised to have artistic and cool ending. Promoting the mockumentary, Wilson wrote on his Twitter, "PS Keep watching the AWESOME final season of The Office. Many surprises & hilariousities coming!" Original showrunner Greg Daniels took over the creative reign for the last chapter.
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