As previously reported, NBC’s The Office is getting ready to wrap up and there might be a Dwight-centered spin-off on the way. The Farm would reportedly revolve around Assistant to the Regional Manager/beet farmer Schrute and his family.
Today the world gets a little insight into that TV family as actor Thomas Middleditch is officially cast as brother Jeb Schrute. Middleditch has appeared in various Funny or Die and College Humor sketches and recently appeared in The Campaign. As for his character, Jeb is reportedly the laid-back, pot-farming brother to Rainn Wilson’s uptight, serious Dwight.
In addition to Middleditch, Majara Delfina (Roswell) has been cast as younger sister Frannie and Black Garrett (How to Eat Fried Worms) as nephew Cameron. There’s no word yet on when The Farm might premiere, but its pilot is expected to air as an episode of The Office during its upcoming ninth season. [RS]