New Details for THE OFFICE Spin-Off, THE FARM, Starring Rainn Wilson

     June 29, 2012


It looks like Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) is ready to step out of The Office and resume his life on The Farm. The spin-off show will get a chance in front of audiences during the upcoming ninth season of The Office before being greenlit for an entire season.  The Farm centers on the Schrute family, who has inherited a combination farm/bed-and-breakfast.  In order for Dwight to profit from this windfall, he must first convince his brother and sister to help him out.  New casting details are now available for The Farm, which you can check out after the jump.

The casting details for The Farm come via TV Line.  In addition to Wilson as Dwight, we have the following roles available:

the-office-the-farmFANNIE 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. (We like him already.)

the-office-the-farm-michael-schurCAMERON 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.

Although the casting notes don’t mention him, missing out on Dwight’s cousin Mose (Michael Schur) would be a disappointment.  Hopefully he’s waiting in the wings, while wearing a FEAR sweatshirt.


  • Norris

    WTF? When did Dwight all of a sudden get all these siblings? Seven seasons of the Office and no mention of any of them, and now we’re supposed to believe they all just come home to help? I love Dwight, but this all sounds like a terrible idea.

  • SuperCuteThunderKittenKisses

    Has a spin-off tv series ever been successful? All I can think of at the moment is Joey and pretty sure that was lifeless out of the gate.

    • AlexHeyNa

      Ever hear of a little show called Fraiser? Spin-off of Cheers.

      • phoenix2103


    • Mom2enr

      Mork & Mindy, Happy Days, Facts of Life, Family Matters, The Jeffersons, Knotts Landing, Melrose Place, Laverne & Shirley, Adam-12, The Simpsons, Various Star Treks & Law & Orders….

  • Christian

    Considering Michael Schur is a show runner on Parks and Rec, I don’t see him being one of the main characters.

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  • Ray

    They ran the office for much too long really I think, it’s a shame that the UK fans pretty much automatically win as having bragging rights [not saying one is better than the other haven't watched much of uk office] since the US was greedy to keep it alive forever for the $$.

  • Colin

    Could we avoid surprise sibling? I honestly would rather Dwight just take in people.

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