The Office Casts Dwight's Brother

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The doors of Dunder Mifflin may be closing. But the fences on Dwight Schrute's farm could be swinging wide open in the near future.

NBC has cast another relative for Rainn Wilson's supporting character, who is rumored to become the lead in a spinoff that will feature Dwight, his sister, his nephew and his brother all running a bed and breakfast.

And sources now confirm that Thomas Middleditch has landed the latter role.

Thomas Middleditch
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The actor, currently starring in The Campaign, will portray Jeb, the third new member of the Schrute family who Office viewers will meet in a backdoor pilot early in Season 9 and who will become a regular if The Farm (working title) is picked up by NBC.

Jeb is described as the antithesis of Dwight. He has found success running a pot farm, but generally lacks ambition and a hard work ethic.

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Dwight: What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany's at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No, I go for the chandelier. It's priceless. As I'm taking it down, a woman catches me. She tells me to stop. It's her father's business. She's Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico but I go to Canada. I don't trust her. Besides, I like the cold. Thirty years later, I get a postcard. I have a son and he's the chief of police. This is where the story gets interesting: I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris, by the Trocadero. She's been waiting for me all these years; she's never taken another lover. I don't care, I don't show up. I go to Berlin. That's where I stashed the chandelier.

Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh, I don't know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me... No, don't sue me. That is the opposite of the point that I'm trying to make.

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