‘The Office’ Spin-off Character Details: Meet The Schrute Clan!

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2012 at 9:42 am,

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Old Dwight Schrute has a farm – and with The Office spin-off moving forward, we may just get to see more of it. As previously announced, Rainn Wilson would be leaving the hit NBC comedy to break out on his own with The Farm. Office showrunner and star Paul Liberstein (head of HR Toby Flenderson) will also be saying goodbye to the office desk and hello to the farm house as the spin-off’s executive producer along with Wilson.

The potential new series will revolve around Dwight and his siblings inheriting their family’s beet farm that also doubles as a bed and breakfast. The Farm will have a backdoor pilot in an episode of the upcoming ninth season of The Office that will allow NBC to estimate the spin-off’s possible success and whether to officially move forward or pull the plug.

NBC has yet to release any casting info, or if any of the other current Office stars will be leaving the flagship show in favor of The Farm – but TV Line was recently able to secure a list of new characters we can expect to make their debut.

FANNIE SCHRUTE : Is Dwight’s younger sister who left the Schrute farm in favor of city life in Boston. Now she’s divorced with a young son and is heading back to her roots on the beet farm. Fannie is described as an “attractive, urban girl in her late 20s/early 30s, and a bit of a pseudo-intellectual lefty” She also has an ironic sense of humor but a great heart.


JEB SCHRUTE : Is Dwight’s  thirtysomething ne’er-do-well brother who hasn’t had much success in his wacky career ventures – including  worm breeder and Bigfoot hunter. Jeb has none of Dwight’s dedication or work ethic, but is a decent pot farmer and has made an exercise video about things you can do with a knife and a canoe.


CAMERON WHITMAN:  Is Fannie’s son and Dwight’s nerdy and slightly weird 9-year-old nephew. He is described as a “cosmopolitan lad” who still feels the pull of his Schrute heritage, especially when he’s receiving fatherly guidance and attention from his uncles.


HEINRICH MANHEIM: The Schrute siblings’ charming, greedy, manipulative and slightly evil great uncle. Due to his German National Socialist roots, he may have spent some time in Argentina following World War II – and he also vows to kill Dwight by the end of the first episode.

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It should be noted that Cousin Mose (played by Office co-exec producer Michael Schur) didn’t make the list, but as the character has proven to be a fan favorite don’t be surprise if he moseys his way to the farm as well.

Wilson’s possible departure from The Office means the NBC comedy would lose another one of its top-billers. Although the previous eighth season was one of their best yet, it still had the noticeable hole of former star Steve Carell (Michael Scott) – and this year will have to do without Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor) who is leaving to star in her own unrelated Fox comedy, as well as James Spader (Robert California) and B. J. Novak (Ryan Howard) who is taking an on screen breather from the show, but will remain as a writer.

Check back for more on the fate of The Farm and catch the return of The Office this September on NBC.

Source: TV Line

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  1. Sounds decent, but could become very stupid if they’re not careful. Dwight was always my favorite from The Office.

  2. But how do you have Dwight without Jim, or Jim without Dwight?! There’s is the most dynamic relationship on the show, and I’m only slightly joking when I say that!

    • Oh, that’s no joke.

  3. man the office is going to be horrible

  4. Wow, this sounds like a good band breaking up into different mediocre bands. Eh, maybe it will work, but for every Facts of Life there is a Hello Larry……

    • I agree. This will be the end of the office. The show is special because of the great ensemble, and how they all.make each other better….. No Novak, no Tobey, no Indian girl & now no Dwight!? This sucks and next year will probably be the last year anything related to the office will be on air.

  5. Idk I say call it quits on the office. Don’t get me wrong still my favorite show but I think it’s time has come. With Dwight leaving which could e great and could be really really bad and Kelly and Ryan leaving though ther not big characters still a nice funny presence in the show. Also jim has a pretty decent film career so far as well as Daryl and Pam has a good career too. I think at this point I’d rather see them branch off into sole film careers and leave Dunder mifflin behind.

    But if the farm does well then I see no reason why Jim an Pam can’t stay there once in a while.

  6. “Previous Eight Season Was One Of Their Best Yet”…???

    Paul Lieberstein is that you!!! Dammit Paul I thought we’ve been over this, don’t create fake names for yourself and try to promote your crappy work..

    But seriously haha that actually made me laugh to read that anybody could refer to The Office Season 8 as one of the best yet. What the hell is this writer smoking hahah this season was a joke…

    • Yeah, that must be in the writer’s opinion because season 8 had a pretty steady drop off in both the Nielsen ratings and among fans. I actually enjoyed most of the episodes but I wouldn’t call it one of the series strongest by a long shot.

    • <–Die Hard Office fan, own every season, love it unconditionally……… Season 8 sucked balls by standards that an average show adheres to, but overtime The Office has grown into one of the best television comedies ever. By their standards, season 8 bordered on embarassing.

  7. dwight schrute is one of the best characters ever in tv history ..

  8. I think this does mean the end of Dunder Mifflin, however it should end with Michael and Holly’s wedding, and the closer of the Scranton branch. Also Dwight could sell the building (since he bought it in season 7) and invest more into his beet farm.

  9. Dwight has so many hilarious scenes on his own in the office. sure, jim likes to mess with him, but think of all of his interviews where him just talking to the camera can make you laugh. i think this show will do great and i’m very excited to see what these new characters have to offer, yet if Mose isn’t a steady cast member, it will severely take away from the Schrute Farms classic comedy. ‘no mose put the manure down, DO NOT THROW IT! DO NOT OWWW!!’ hahaha i love mose