Rainn Wilson Imagines What All Dwight Has Done Since The Office Ended

Fans of The Office might wonder what has since become of the show’s fan favorites, as it’s now been almost a full decade since we last saw them in 2013. The series had a pretty happy ending for Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute, culminating with the character marrying the love of his life, Angela (Angela Kinsey), and becoming Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch. But what has become of Dwight in the years since The Office aired its final episode?

Wilson has an explanation. Per Gizmodo, the actor was asked to imagine what Dwight has been up to over the past decade and what he might be doing in 2022. Wilson has some ideas that definitely sound like things Dwight would do, from preparing for a zombie apocalypse that never came to pushing his conspiracy theories when getting involved with politics. As Wilson puts it:

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“He prepared himself for the zombie apocalypse, which never came, but he probably would have done a big build-out for some underground bunkers, food storage, weapons… So, that would have occupied a lot of his time. He’s probably figuring out ways to make the farm more profitable. Probably a Schrute Farms roadside stand with the money beets on top. He’s a capitalist, so he’d have bought a lot more buildings in and around Scranton. And, perhaps, he’s even on some kind of crazy right-wing ticket. Not a racist right-wing ticket, I don’t think that’s Dwight, but maybe like a flat earth right-wing ticket, running for some kind of city council seat in Scranton.”

The Office Could Get Rebooted, But Would We See Dwight?

Maybe these ideas from Rainn Wilson could be incorporated into storylines if The Office ends up getting revived, but that does not seem very likely. While The Office has continued to be very popular in the years since it ended, thanks largely to its availability on streaming services, most fans seem very leery about a reboot. Greg Daniels, who developed the American version of The Office, said that if a new version of the series ever gets made, it would likely focus on an all-new cast. Daniels is also apprehensive about the idea of a reboot so as not to tarnish the series as it is.

“Well, [NBC] certainly would be very excited to do it,” Daniels said of a reboot, per Collider. “Obviously certain parts are just personal, like I’ve got all these other projects that I’ve been working on. And [The Office] was such a wonderful and rare experience that obviously you don’t want to just go back to it and kind of possibly disappoint people when right now, they couldn’t be happier about it.”

He added, “I can’t tell whether fans would want more of it, and when I say more of it, I don’t think it would be the same characters. I think it would just be sort of like an extension of the universe, you know what I mean, like the way [The] Mandalorian is like an extension of Star Wars. But I don’t know if that would be something people would want or not, it’s hard to tell.”

You can catch Wilson in the new film Jerry and Marge Go Large on Paramount+, while episodes of The Office can be streamed on Peacock.