Rainn Wilson talks about ‘Office’ spinoff


SchruteAt Reddit.com, Rainn Wilson offered up some new information about “The Farm,” the upcoming spinoff of “The Office” featuring Wilson’s Dwight Schrute character. Some highlights:

We shot the 5th Office episode as a pilot for The Farm. Because of a
death in the family we meet Dwight’s brother and sister and uncle as
well as Mose’s brother, Zeke. It will air as a stand alone Office
episode this winter. NBC has it right now, is going to test it with
audiences and will decide whether or not to pick it up.

Personally, i think its just terrific. It’s weird and yet
accessible. it’s a rural family comedy! Geese and goats and Schrutes
and hijinx at the Bed and Breakfast. …

Wilson added these thoughts about the 2011-12 season of “The Office”:

I think some mistakes were made in The Office last season creatively.
That being said I think some of the best, most interesting and funniest
stuff we’ve ever done was last season. The Talahassee stuff was pretty
sublime I thought. The episode when I had an appendectamy was
brilliant.

Paul Lieberstein (Toby) had been running the show the two seasons before
Steve left and was doing a great job. There was something about the
energy of the ensemble that was off. James Spader is one of the
greatest actors known to man but the chemistry with him and Ed (Helms) running
the office was a bit dark and needed to be brighter and more energized.
IMHO.

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