NBC will not take to series “The Farm,” the proposed “Office” spin-off that would offer a closer look at Dwight Schrute’s family and the bed-and-breakfast he runs at the Schrute beet farm.
"NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show,” tweeted Rainn Wilson, the spinoff's star and co-creator.. “Had a blast making the pilot – onwards & upwards!”
There’s no word as to whether NBC will air the episode of “The Office” that will serve as “The Farm’s” backdoor pilot, but I’m almost certain it will.
Co-starring with Wilson in the episode/pilot are Matt Jones (“Breaking Bad”) as Dwight’s cousin Zeke, Thomas Middleditch (“The Campaign”) as Dwight’s marijuana-farming brother, and Majandra Delfino (“Roswell”) as Dwight’s sarcastic, more worldly sister.
Tom Bower, who played stammering airport janitor Marvin in “Die Hard 2,” has been cast as Dwight Schrute’s Great Uncle Heinrich, a likely Nazi war criminal.
"The Office" concludes its current, final season in May.
Find all of Deadline’s story on the matter here.