Will Ferrell is coming to The Office! On the heels of Steve Carrell’s departure, Will Ferrell was just hired to play a branch manager from Dunder Mifflin’s home office. Is Will Ferrell replacing Steve Carell since he is leaving the show?
Currently, Will Ferrell has signed on to do four episodes of The Office. The show’s producer, Paul Lieberstein said, “We are proud to continue The Office’s tradition of discovering famous talent, and we hope that once America gets a good look at Will, they’ll see what we see: tremendous raw sexuality.”
Steve Carell is scheduled to depart The Office four episodes prior to the end of the season. He and Will Ferrell will star together in three episodes, and then the last Will Ferrell episode will feature him on his own.
It sounds like the producers of The Office are testing the waters with Will Ferrell to see if he can drive up ratings. If he does, will they offer him a permanent position with Dunder Mifflin?