‘The Office’ Spinoff ‘The Farm’ Builds Oddball Family Around Rainn Wilson’s Character

Jul 2, 2012  •  Post A Comment

"The Office" spinoff "The Farm" has created a family for character Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson, TVLine.com reports.

The TV show will track Dwight and his family when they inherit a family farm that’s also a bed-and-breakfast, the piece adds.

The new characters include his brother and sister: younger sister Fannie Schrute, who is described as "a bit of a pseudo-intellectual lefty” who is divorced with one son, and Jeb Schrute, a former worm breeder and Bigfoot hunter who hasn’t succeeded in his previous careers, the story notes.

Fannie’s son Cameron Whitman is a "smart and slightly weird" 9-year-old. Rounding out the characters is Heinrich Manheim, the siblings’ great uncle, who is greedy and manipulative and may have lived in Argentina after World War II, the piece reports.

The story adds: “There is no word yet on the whereabouts of cousin Mose (played now and again by ‘Office’ co-exec producer Michael Schur) or whether the titular farm is the same one Dwight has called home all these years. You’ll recall that he’s already tried being a hotelier — in Season 4, Pam and Jim even spent a romantic night ‘away’ as guests of the Schrute homestead — so here’s hoping Dwight’s improved on his hospitality since!”

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