The Office is making some headway on the task of casting Dwight Schrute’s kooky clan for that potential Rainn Wilson-centric spin-off.
Majandra Delfino (Roswell, State of Georgia) has landed the role of his sister, Fannie, while Blake Garrett (New Girl, Bridesmaids) will play his nephew, Cameron, TVLine has confirmed.
Both characters will be introduced in an episode of The Office to air this fall. If NBC decides to move forward with the offshoot, tentatively titled The Farm, both will appear as series regulars.
In the prospective series, Dwight and his kin inherit a large family farm/bed-and-breakfast. When the bespectacled beet farmer decides to give the new venture a go, he must talk his brother and sister into joining him. Fannie fled the Schrute farm life for Boston as soon as she could, and has had little to do with her roots for quite some time. Now divorced with one son (Garrett’s Cameron), she is “a bit of a pseudo-intellectual lefty” with an ironic sense of humor and a great heart.
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