Actress Majandra Delfino (State of Georgia) has signed on to star in The Office spin-off The Farm. She will play Fannie Schrute, the younger sister of Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute. Here's a description of Dwight's kid sis from the character breakdowns released in June.
"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."
We first reported on this project back in January. The story follows Dwight from the Dunder Mifflin office to his family's bed and breakfast/beet farm that he inherits. The potential new show will debut as a regular episode of The Office this fall, after which the network will decide whether or not to turn this into a full series.