'The Office' spinoff 'The Farm' isn't happening, Rainn Wilson says
The Dwight-centered spinoff of
"The Office" won't be coming to your television next season -- though you may get a taste of it later this season.
"The Farm" would have starred Rainn Wilson as Dwight in a show about him and several family members operating their beet farm and a bed and breakfast. Wilson tweeted Monday afternoon (Oct. 29) that NBC opted not to go forward with it: "NBC has passed on moving forward with 'The Farm' TV show. Had a blast making the pilot - onwards & upwards!"
As it stands, audiences will probably still see what might have been. "The Farm" was intended to air as a planted spinoff in an episode of "The Office" -- meaning it would be part of a regular episode.
"The Farm" also starred Majandra Delfino ("Roswell"), Blake Garrett, Thomas Middleditch, Tom Bower and Matt Jones. Former "Office" showrunner Paul Lieberstein wrote the pilot with Wilson.