Craig Robinson to Star in NBC Comedy Pilot from The Office's Greg Daniels
Pilot Scoop: NBC Orders Middle School-Set Comedy Starring The Office's Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson has been cast in an untitled NBC comedy pilot from his Office boss Greg Daniels, our sister site Deadline reports.
Daniels will exec-produce with Office supervising producer Owen Ellickson penning the script about a talented musician (played by Robinson) with rough edges who has to adjust to his new gig as a music teacher in a big city middle school. But that’s easier said than done when coming up against teacher politics and the temptations of single moms.
Robinson will also serve as a producer on the project.
The Office is currently airing its ninth and final season. Castmate Rainn Wilson is also looking to the future with a backdoor pilot for a Dwight-centric spin-off, titled The Farm, airing later this fall on the NBC sitcom.