Rainn Wilson describes the evolution of The Farm
Tonight, THE FARM!
Office fans, tonight NBC is airing The Farm pilot as an episode of The Office.
It’s a greatly truncated story right now (about 15 minutes of ‘the farm’ story and its’ new characters with a 6 minute B plot set in the office) so you won’t get the full effect of all the aspects of the pilot episode. About a 1/4 to 1/3 had to be trimmed and other scenes rearranged a bit.
We had to trim out several crucial elements of The Farm to adapt it into a regular old episode that fits into the arc of Dwight now that he’s not leaving Dunder Mifflin for his own series with his family members.
That being said, I hope you enjoy tonight’s episode, oddly mutated and assembled as it is. We worked long and hard on it and I think there was a lot of potential for a crazy but grounded rural TV show there.
NBC saw otherwise and wanted to stick with its current crop of comedies.
Let me know what you think!
Rainn Dietrich Wilson
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