With Steve Carell’s swan song rapidly approaching, Dunder Mifflin is getting some new blood — beginning with Stanley’s never-before-seen adult daughter.
Exec producer Greg Daniels confirms to TVLine exclusively that casting is underway for the recurring (and potentially series regular) role. (Stanley’s other daughter, Melissa, turned up in this season’s Take Your Daughter to Work-themed episode.) It’s one of several new characters the show will be introducing later this season.
“We’re trying to take Steve’s departure as an opportunity to shake things up and add some new characters,” says Daniels, who adds that Carell’s exit will also give the show’s supporting cast a chance to shine like never before. “They’ve been playing with this dynamic for so long… you kind of know how the stories are going to go. For Michael not to take up the A story in every episode means that a lot of them are getting the A stories now.”
Thoughts? Looking forward to Dunder Mifflin 2.0? Got casting tips for Stanley’s (presumably twentysomething) daughter? Hit the comments!