Thomas Middleditch — who can currently be seen in the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis comedy The Campaign — has been cast as Jeb, the Dunder Mifflin salesman’s sibling, TVLine has confirmed.
The character — along with the previously cast Majandra Delfino (Roswell) and Blake Garrett (Bridesmaids), who will play Dwight’s sister and nephew, respectively — will first be introduced in an episode of the departing NBC comedy this fall. Should the network move forward with the Schrute-centric spinoff, all three would be series regulars.
Tentatively titled The Farm, the project, from former Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein, centers on Rainn Wilson’s Dwight and his kin inheriting a large family farm/bed-and-breakfast. When the quirky beet farmer decides to leave the paper biz and give the new venture a shot, he must convince his brother and sister to join him. Middleditch’s Jeb, however, is the polar opposite of Dwight, with absolutely no work ethic and few life aspirations. In fact, the most success he’s found in his thirtysomething-years is running his own pot farm.
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