Rainn Wilson Confirms Dwight Spinoff Chatter: 'It Would Be Even More Far-Out Than The Office'

Recent buzz that NBC is mulling an Office spinoff built around Dwight was much ado about something, confirmed his portrayer Rainn Wilson at Sunday’s 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

After initially joking that a Dwight-centric series is “the worst idea I have ever heard in my life,” Wilson told E!’s Giuliana Rancic during the network’s live red carpet coverage that, “We’re talking about a Dwight spinoff that could be really cool.”

Last week, our sister site Deadline.com, which first broke the story, reported that the in-the-works offshoot would be set at the Schrute Farms and bed and breakfast — something Wilson also confirmed. “It would have a crazy menagerie of characters,” he added. “It would be even more far out and weird than The Office.”