“Paul [Lieberstein] 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 source reportedly told Deadline in January. “A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them. NBC agreed, it’s been further developed to include multiple generations, many cousins and neighbors. At its base it will be about a family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together.”
Since then, the show had cast several key roles to round out Dwight's eclectic family, including Thomas Middleditch as Dwight's brother Jeb, Majandra Delfino as his sister Fannie and "Breaking Bad" alum Matt Jones as his cousin Zeke.
"The Office" is currently airing its ninth and final season on NBC (Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET).
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