James Spader, who outshined the likes of Jim Carrey, Ray Romano and even series creator Ricky Gervais in last month’s “Office” season finale, is negotiating to join the series as a regular, according to a James Hibberd exclusive at Entertainment Weekly.
Word is the “Boston Legal” vet’s character, Robert California, will at first replace Creed Bratton as Scranton branch manager, then soon after talk his way into replacing Kathy Bates’ character as CEO.
Unlike Jo, California is expected to be a weekly presence on the series.
The same story indicates that former “Doctor Who” companion Catherine Tate, who also appeared in the finale, is rumored to be a strong candidate for branch manager once California is promoted.
Find all of EW’s exclusive on the matter here.