Sources confirm to me exclusively that model-turned-actress Cody Horn (Rescue Me) has been tapped to fill one of the three new roles being added to the NBC comedy in the post-Steve Carell era.
Not much is known about Horn’s character, except that she’ll be a pleasant and smart addition to Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch. She’ll also be involved in a hot-and-heavy romance with a longtime staffer — that is if this next quote from executive producer and costar Paul Lieberstein (Toby) is to be believed.
“We’re very excited to have found Cody,” Lieberstein tells TVLine. “We’ve been searching for a love interest for Creed for a long time. So just sit back and get ready to be disgusted.”
It wouldn’t be the first time Horn was involved in a noxious TV romance. On Rescue Me, Horn played Sean’s seemingly perfect girlfriend who just so happened to suffer from post-coital flatulence. (Horn’s other noteworthy credit was a supporting role in the Rob Reiner-directed teen romance Flipped.)
Horn’s Office gig will start off as recurring but I’m told there’s serious series regular potential.
The other two Office roles being cast include Stanley’s other daughter and a new male addition to the accounting department.