Though NBC’s long-running comedy series The Office is coming to an end after this season, some fans were comforted by the fact that a spinoff centered on Rainn Wilson’s Dwight character was in the works, providing hope for more Office-related material once the show had come to an end. Well, it looks like the series finale of The Office really will be the end after all, as Wilson revealed today that NBC decided to pass on the pilot for the spinoff series The Farm. Hit the jump for more.
Wilson broke the news via his Twitter account today:
Farm Update: NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show. Had a blast making the pilot – onwards & upwards!
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) October 29, 2012
The story follows Dwight as he runs a bed and breakfast inn, and an upcoming episode of The Office was set to act as a backdoor pilot (an episode that introduces new characters that are intended to star in a separate show) for the series ahead of its hoped-for debut next year. Unfortunately, NBC decided not to move forward with the comedy before that Dwight-centered episode had even aired. The new series was to star Wilson alongside Thomas Middleditch as Dwight’s brother and Majandra Delfino as his sister. No word on when/if we’ll see the pilot.
[Update: Vulture has updated their story to note that The Farm pilot will still air as an episode of The Office later this season, as originally intended.]