Dunder Mifflin is going to need a new assistant regional manager, as NBC is developing a spin-off series for Dwight (Rainn Wilson), which will see him leave ‘The Office’ in season 9.
Dunder Mifflin may have another job opening come next year, as NBC is currently working on a spin-off of The Office centered around everyone’s favorite assistant regional manager, Dwight K Schrute III (Rainn Wilson), for a potential midseason replacement in 2013.
The spin-off series, which has yet to officially be announced by NBC, is described as a family comedy and will focus on the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast that has been hilariously featured several times over the course of the series. Spearheaded by Wilson and The Office executive producer (and Toby) Paul Lieberstein, the proverbial seeds for Dwight’s upcoming spin-off series will be planted in an upcoming episode of The Office.Speaking to Deadline, a source close to The Office show reveals how the spin-off idea came about, as well as how they’re going to flesh out the idea to be able to carry a series on its own.
With NBC ordering 8 new comedy pilots, the network appears to want to lock down a more secure comedy block. While it’s true that The Office dvd box set is still successful in its timeslot, the age of the series means that it won’t be around much longer.