'The Office' to Launch Spin-Off on Dwight Schrute's Farm?
It’s only speculation at this point, but rumor has it that NBC might be expanding “The Office” universe to include the green field of Schrute Farms.
According to sources, the network is considering giving comedian Rainn Wilson his own show; one that “centre around Dwight’s beet farm and bed and breakfast where he lives with his strange cousin Mose.”
Some of the best moment from “The Office” have included references or visits to Schrute Farms – so it makes sense that NBC might want to expand on his hilarity with a dedicated “farm living” series.
[“The Office” executive producer Paul Lieberstein] and Rainn have been joking for years about Dwight’s life on the farm, his family and how ill-suited he is to run a B&B,” a source told Deadline.
“A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them. NBC agreed, it’s been further developed to include multiple generations, many cousins and neighbors . . . At its base it will be about a family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together.”
According to an actual listing on TripAdvisor.com, Schrute Farms “is the number one beet-related agrotourism destination in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We offer the finest accommodations for the casual traveler and/or radish enthusiast. Come join us and experience majestic Schrute Farms.”
Pam and Jim, the fictional characters played by John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer, also have a review posted saying, “The architecture reminds one of a quaint Tuscan beet farm, and the natural aroma of the beets drifts into the bedrooms and makes you dream of simpler times. You will never want to leave your room.”
“The informative lecture will satisfy all your beet curiosity, and the dawn goose walk will tug at your heart strings,” they add. “Table making never seemed so possible. Great story to tell your friends. Plenty of parking! The staff’s attention to detail and devotion to cleanliness was limitless. From their enthusiastic welcome to the last wave good-bye, Schrute Farms delivers.”
What do you think? Would you watch a farm-focused version of “The Office”?