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Office Scoop: Meet Dwight's Sister and Nephew!

Majandra Delfino The FarmThe 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.

Casting for Dwight’s brother, Jeb, continues. Got suggestions? Hit the comments!

Comments (20)

  • I tend to go easier on “The Office” than most fans (I still enjoy it) but this spin-off seems like a really bad idea.

    Comment by Todd Smitts – August 17, 2012 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is gonna fail miserably.

    Comment by Superhero – August 17, 2012 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think you mean *left* farm life for Boston.

    Comment by Paulina. – August 17, 2012 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ‘Fled’ works just fine.

      Comment by TV Gord – August 17, 2012 10:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This sounds worse than Joey.

    Comment by Tom Riddle – August 17, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Uggh. Absolutely awful idea. This one could make Joey look like Masterpiece Theater. I think the plug should have been pulled on The Office the moment Michael Scott flew outta there, anyway.

    Comment by TMW – August 17, 2012 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why does that kid, who according to his imdb dob is about to turn 20 have one photo of him looking about 6 years old?

    Comment by robangus – August 17, 2012 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Pretty sure it’s mistake cause I remember reading that Dwight’s sister had a young son.

      Comment by Mark – August 17, 2012 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s funny, I was wondering aloud to a friend just the other day about what had happened to Majandra Delfino. The other Roswell kids all pop up in big roles (or at least guest roles) all over the place these days, but she sort of vanished.

    Comment by wordsmith – August 17, 2012 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How do the people involved not see the giant “TRAIN WRECK” letters written all over this project?

    Comment by Jay – August 17, 2012 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved Majandra on Roswell. This casting is the first thing to get me interested in this spin-off…

    Comment by Ross – August 17, 2012 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree she was so great on that show.

      Comment by Drewer – August 17, 2012 07:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agreed. i love the office so i am trying to keep an open mind and casting majandra certainly helps.

      Comment by murley – August 18, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As much as I love the Office and enjoy the craziness that is Dwight. Dwight’s craziness only works with the other Office workers not sure how this Spin Off is gonna work.

    Comment by Tracey – August 17, 2012 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I feel bad because I know Mike Schur hates dressing to play Mose but if this makes it past 6 episodes and he doesn’t it would be heresy comparable to Michael rosenbaum not returning as lex.

    Comment by Matt – August 17, 2012 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Garden Party episode of the Office was super funny, so I’m excited about The Farm. Hope it works out.

    Comment by Tara Green (@Tarasoleil) – August 19, 2012 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I suggest they stop beating the dead horse that is the American Office so viciously and relentlessly. For God’s sake, the STAR LEFT THE SHOW- that’s NEVER a good sign.

    At least the BBC Version knew to limit it to two series and two part special.

    Comment by Conner Kent – August 21, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m excited for the spin off. I thought that season 8 was funny, and next season should be at least adequate. They should bring Micheal and Holly in as guest stars with one episode, since season 9 is probably the last season.

    Comment by Luna Johnson – August 23, 2012 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This has the potential to be good, but it depends completely on the execution. It’s a good start that Lieberstien is involved and they have a setting that’s both plausible and completely separate from that of the office. Just look at Fraiser, that show was better than Cheers. It comes down to the efforts of the people behind the show, it isn’t automatically doomed to be terrible.

    Comment by Brian – August 24, 2012 04:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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