Rainn Wilson Office Spinoff Is in the Works
After years of toiling away at Dunder Mifflin, The Office's Dwight Schrute may finally be getting his moment in the sun.
Deadline.com reports NBC is considering a potential spinoff for Rainn Wilson's beloved assistant regional manager character, possibly for a midseason 2013 premiere.
Described as a "family comedy," the spinoff would center around Dwight living and working at his family's beet farm and bed & breakfast.
Though Office diehards are already somewhat familiar with the Schrute farm -- Jim and Pam once visited Dwight there -- an expanded storyline detailing Dwight's new locale will be introduced later this season.
"[Executive producer] Paul [Lieberstein] and Rainn have been joking for years about Dwight's life on the farm, his family and how ill-suited he is to run a B&B," an Office source told Deadline. "A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them. NBC agreed, [and] it's been further developed to include multiple generations, many cousins and neighbors. At its base it will be about a family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together."
Should the spinoff get a go-ahead, Wilson, 46, is likely to pull double-duty to remain on The Office. If the series earns a ninth season pickup, Dwight would return to Dunder Mifflin before branching out midseason.
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