No Spin-Off For Dwight Schrute: Rainn Wilson’s Pilot to Air as Modified Office Episode
It looks like we may never learn the true mysteries of the elusive Schrute Farms.
The Farm, a planned spin-off of The Office starring Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute and focused on the Schrute family’s beet farm, has officially been axed. Nevertheless, Dwight lovers can still catch a peek of the failed pilot since it will air as a modified episode of The Office this season.
“We’re not going to air exactly what it was, because it has certain aspects that were appropriate for a pilot of a new show,” Greg Daniels, the pilot’s writer and former Office big shot, told Zap2It. “We’re going to shoot a little additional material to make it fit into the season more.”
One good thing about The Farm’s cancellation? Greg hints that since Rainn will be sticking around for The Office’s final season, there’s more hope for Dunder Mifflin’s strangest on-and-off couple, Dwight and Angela.
Are you disappointed to learn that Rainn’s wacky character won’t outlive The Office?