Is NBC planning an Office spinoff for Rainn Wilson?

January 27th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several media reports suggest that NBC is planning a spinoff of the highly successful comedy The Office for Rainn Wilson. The actor plays the role of Dwight Schrute in the show.

The reports say the spinoff will be based on the character of Wilson. The Deadline reports that NBC is planning to launch the show in the early part of 2013. The network is still engaged in the initial planning stage, the report says. Wilson’s managers are reportedly engaged in negotiations with NBC to finalize the deal.

Deadline quoted a source close to NBC as saying that, “Paul and Rainn have been joking for years about Dwight’s life on the farm, his family and how ill-suited he is to run a B&B. A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them. NBC agreed… At its base it will be about a family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together.”

The source further said the show has been developed to include multiple generations which will also include neighbors.

NBC is reportedly in talks with the creators of the Office show to determine the future of the show. Many predicts that the show may be approaching its last season on NBC.

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