Will Ferrell is joining NBC’s The Office in a four-episode arc later this season.
Ferrell is set to play a branch manager who arrives from the home office and proves to be just as inept as Michael Scott.
Producers are reuniting Ferrell with his Anchorman co-star in hopes of boosting the show’s ratings near the end of the season. Here is what exec producer Paul Lieberstein (Toby) had to say:
“We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star. 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.”
For three of the four episodes Ferrell and Carell will star together and the last episode has Ferrell working in the office solo after Carell departs. You may recall that we reported Carell will leave the show four episodes before the season finale.
Seems pretty cool, I loved Anchorman because of Ferrell and Carell. I wonder if Ferrell may extend his temp gig after the four episodes?