Back in January, we reported that NBC is developing a spin-off of The Office, starring Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, who inherits his family's bed and breakfast inn and beet farm. Today we have word that this new series is called The Farm, along with details on some of the new characters who will populate the show. Take a look at these character breakdowns for Fannie Schrute, Jeb Schrute, Cameron Whitman, and Heinrich Manheim.
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 - his uncles, perhaps? - 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.
The show will debut as a regular episode of The Office in Season 9, before a decision is made on whether the series gets a green light or not. Dwight's farm has been featured several times on the show before, including a Season 4 episode where Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski) spend a night at his inn.