Rainn Wilson on his 'Office' spinoff: NBC 'passed' on the series
Looks like NBC won't be airing the adventures of Dwight Schurte and his family farm. Rainn Wilson, the actor who plays Dwight on "The Office" told his Twitter followers on Monday, October 29, that NBC "passed" on the show.
"Farm Update: NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show. Had a blast making the pilot - onwards & upwards!" Wilson Tweeted.
"PS Keep watching the AWESOME final season of The Office. Many surprises & hilariousities coming," he added.
"The Office" is currently in its ninth and final season.
The proposed spinoff, which was announced in January, was created by Wilson and "The Office" executive producer/show runner Paul Lieberstein, who plays Toby Flenderson on the show. It was said to feature Dwight living at his family's beet farm and bed & breakfast, which has been featured on the NBC comedy series.
A glimpse of what the project could have been will air as a back-door pilot on an episode of "The Office," according to The Hollywood Reporter. NBC has not confirmed the status of the spinoff.
Wilson, 46, is best known for his roles on "The Office" and in films like "The Rocker," "Juno" and "Hesher."Wilson studied theater at Tufts University, the University of Washington, New York's Tisch School of the Arts and The Acting Company in New York. While in New York, the actor worked as a waiter and appeared on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles and landing the role of a mortician's apprentice on "Six Feet Under."