Upon first reading, this news may cause an involuntary eye roll, but NBC spinning off Rainn Wilson‘s Dwight Schrute into his own show may not be such a bad thing. The Office has gotten pretty stale since Jim and Pam popped out their kid a couple years ago. The show hasn’t yet been picked up for a ninth season, and if this spin-off keeps that from happening (unlikely), then it might just be worth it.
The good news about a Dwight Schrute spin-off is that a) it has a built in fan base, even if that base is dwindling, and b) with a much smaller budget, the show can be more irreverent and fun, not having to carry such bland mass appeal.
THR reports the show would naturally dive deeper into Dwight’s character and pursuits, including his family, his farm, and his bed and breakfast. If this show isn’t all beets all the time, then it’s headed in the wrong direction.