Hi Bryan Here….
We told you so a while ago. Read our coverage HERE about it. Well it’s official. Brilliant actor James Spader has joined NBC’s ‘The Office’. He will not be replacing Steve Carrell though as Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin. He will be the CEO of Dunder Mifflin which will replace Kathy Bates. Read the press release below.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (July 6, 2011) Multiple Emmy Award winner James Spader (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice”) will be joining the regular cast of NBC’s “The Office” (Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET) as CEO Robert California of Sabre, the parent company of Dunder Mifflin.
“James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,” said Paul Lieberstein, one of the series’ executive producers and a series regular. “He’ll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company. James has an energy that is completely his own, and ‘The Office’ has no tools for dealing with this guy. We’re thrilled he’s joining our cast.”
From 2004-08, Spader won three Emmy awards for his seminal role as shameless attorney Alan Shore in “The Practice” and “Boston Legal,” making him the only actor to win consecutive Emmys playing the same character on two different series. He is represented at ICM and Melanie Cook.
“The Office” is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein and Paul Lieberstein.
This is just fantastic news. Spader is AWESOME. If you watched him on ‘Boston Legal’ then you know how much of a genius he is. This is a greatly added bonus to the cast of ‘The Office’. Now who will replace Steve Carrell??