Meet the Schrutes
They’ve begun casting for The Farm, the new Dwight Office spin-off. TVLine has learned the show will have a test-run as an episode in the next season of The Office. The Farm will focus on Dwight inheriting a large farm/bed-and-breakfast that he must convince his siblings into helping him with. Siblings?!? The show will introduce new family members because Mose has moved to LA to run a TV show about a fictional local Indiana government. After the jump, read the descriptions of Dwight’s relatives. Which one do you think sounds like Drea de Matteo?
FANNIE SCHRUTE: Attractive, urban and in her late 20s/early 30s, Dwight’s younger sister fled the Schrute farm life for Boston as soon as she could, and has had little to do with her roots for quite some time. Now divorced with one son, Fannie is “a bit of a pseudo-intellectual lefty” with an ironic sense of humor and a great heart.
JEB SCHRUTE: Dwight’s easygoing thirtysomething brother hasn’t done well in any of the career paths he’s followed – worm breeder and Bigfoot hunter among them — but has found some success with a pot farm. He’s got none of Dwight’s dedication or work ethic, but he has made an exercise video about things you can do with a knife and a canoe.
CAMERON WHITMAN: Dwight’s smart and slightly weird 9-year-old nephew (Fannie’s son) is a cosmopolitan lad who nevertheless feels the pull of his Schrute heritage, especially when he’s around someone who can offer the fatherly guidance he lacks.
HEINRICH MANHEIM: The Schrute siblings’ great uncle is charming, greedy, manipulative… and just may have had to spend time in Argentina following World War II, thanks to his German National Socialist roots. Oh, and he vows to kill Dwight by the end of the first episode.