Deadline is reporting that NBC is planning an Office spinoff starring Dwight Schrute.
The spinoff would involve Dwight (Rainn Wilson) living at the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast. The potential spinoff will be introduced in an Office episode later this season set at Schrute Farms. “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 close to The Office said. “A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them.”
The article continues on to say that Dwight would probably not permanently leave The Office until mid-season if The Office is renewed for a 9th season, which many expect it will be.
Would you watch a series that revolves completely around Dwight? It doesn’t sound too appealing to me. Dwight’s character has become increasingly weird and annoying over the years and the only thing that keeps his character funny are the pranks that Officemate Jim pulls on him.