Rainn Wilson on ‘The Office’ Spin-Off

January 30, 2012 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment
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Remember the garden party that Andy Bernard threw at Dwight Schrute’s farm to impress new CEO, Robert California? Well, the cast of The Office may not only be nursing the departure of actor Steve Carell, as NBC bounces around the idea of a spin-off show that stars Rainn Wilson. Read on for more details on the potential spin-off series revolving around Dwight Schrute!

Not many people have revealed much, but Rainn Wilson finally addressed rumors of the potential Office spin-off at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this past Sunday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He first joked that “spin-offs never work,” particularly “with a character as annoying as Dwight [Schrute].” However, Wilson then confirmed that the rumors may be true in the future. He told E!’s Giuliana Rancic on the award show’s red carpet:

It could be really cool because It would be on his farm, which would be a bed & breakfast, and it would have a crazy menagerie of characters.

Wilson also added, “It would be even more far out and weirder than The Office…it’s a good idea.”

The spin-off’s concept may be tested in an upcoming episode of The Office sometimes this season. Wilson, along with actor/showrunner Paul Lieberstein and executive producer Ben Silverman, are believed to be involved; however, the actor reassured that the spin-off still remains an idea at this point.

Would you watch Rainn Wilson’s ‘The Office’ spin-off series? Or should Dwight Schrute continue to sell paper at Dunder Mifflin?

Photo credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN.com


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