According to TV Guide, Timothy Olyphant, who recently was in the horror film The Crazies, and stars in the awesome FX TV series Justified will guest star in NBC's The Office for at least two episodes!
Olyphant is one of my favorite actors, and it never crossed my mind that he would end up playing a character on The Office, but I think it's awesome! He will play a salesman on the show who's really good at his job. Producer Paul Lieberstein gives a few more details,
He steals clients away from Jim and Michael and Dwight, so they have a little sting set up. They set up a fake company to see what his secret is.
Sounds like this will end up being a fun character for the show. I can't wait to see what kind of comedy he brings to the table. Lieberstein goes to talk about Steve Carrell's last season, and what we can expect to see.
There's a lot of fun stuff coming up in the fall. Michael hires his nephew, who's a completely incompetent kid, and he has to deal with nepotism in the office, which is eventually going to send him into mandatory counseling with Toby as his counselor.
Michael's going to come into work with what he thinks is a pimple and it turns out to be a cold sore, which he then learns is herpes, and he feels the need to contact every woman he's ever been with to tell them they could be at risk.
Lieberstein then gives his thoughts on writing for and plotting out Carrell's final season.
The sad part is obvious. But it's exciting because we get a chance to change this character. We get to have him grow in a way that we could never do if we wanted him to stay for years. And we get to end this season differently than we started. As a writer and a producer that's super exciting.
What do you all think about Timothy Olyphant joining the cast of The Office? And what they have planned for some of the episodes?