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Office Spin-Off Recruits Breaking Bad's Badger

Matt Jones

The Farm is getting full.

Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) has been cast on The Office‘s potential spin-off as Dwight’s mysterious cousin Zeke, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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The character — along with the previously cast Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), Majandra Delfino (Roswell) and Blake Garrett (Bridesmaids), who will play Dwight’s brother, sister and nephew, respectively — will be introduced in an episode of the departing NBC comedy this fall. Should the network move forward with the Schrute-centric spinoff, all four would be series regulars.

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.

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In addition to playing a meth pal of Breaking Bad‘s Jesse, Jones’ TV credits include CSI: NYNCIS and Community.

The Office returns for its final season Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9/8c.