While Jon Favreau figures out his next move, especially considering the big screen musical “Jersey Boys,” which he was set to direct got put into turnaround in November, it looks like he’s plotting a return to the small screen where’s he had some recent success.
After helming the pilot for the J.J. Abrams-produced “Revolution,” NBC has tapped the helmer to get behind the camera for an episode of “The Office” as the show winds down its ninth and final season. There are no details yet on which of the remaining batch of shows will be his, so we’ll have to wait and see. As TVLine notes, this isn’t Favreau’s first time dipping into comedy, having helmed the final episode of Judd Apatow‘s shortlived “Undeclared” on Fox (watch below), and of course before he became a tentpole filmmaker, he was more known for comedic stuff like “Swingers.” So it will be a bit of a blast from the past for Favreau.
But he won’t be the only bigger name putting their stamp on the series before it folds, as star John Krasinski will get in the mix as well. “I’m directing a couple this year, which is fun,” he told Vulture but again, details are scarce.
Finally, remember “The Farm,” that proposed spinoff that would’ve focused on Dwight Schrute that the network ultimately passed on? Well, TVLine says the episode that was meant to transition between “The Office” and “The Farm” will air, albeit slightly tweaked. “We’re not going to air exactly what it was, because it has certain aspects that were appropriate for a pilot of a new show,” creator Greg Daniels said. “We’re going to shoot a little additional material to make it fit into the season more.”
It should hopefully bring some kind of resolution to the ongoing Dwight/Angela saga as the show takes a bow. “The Office” airs on Thursdays on NBC.