Office Spin-Off Casting News
June 17, 2008 · Written by M.D.B · Subscribe to 2LD.org
The Office Spin-Off Makes First Hire
The details are still blurry about NBC’s “Office” spinoff the producers have signed their first actor “Human Giant” co-creator/star Aziz Ansari. He’s also signed a talent holding deal with NBC sibling Universal Media Studios as part of his deal to join the show’s ensemble.Executive producer Greg Daniels “Office” spinoff tells Variety:
“We met him pretty early on and thought he was very funny,” “We loved his work in ‘Human Giant,’ which I’m a huge fan of, as is [fellow exec producer Mike Schur], and we have a good character for him.”
The trade paper also reports that the show has hired several writers, including “Everybody Loves Raymond” veteran Tucker Cawley and “Daily Show” and “Late Night” scribe Dan Goor.Variety reports:
The new show may not end up being a traditional spinoff, in which a character from “The Office” moves on to a new locale. It may be a “planted” spinoff (a la “Melrose Place’s” introduction on “Beverly Hills, 90210″) or something all its own.
The series should air sometime in January 2009.