Fans avidly awaited the announcement of the new boss of the acclaimed series ‘The Office.’ It has been released now that James Spader will be the new boss on the popular series.
According to Huffington Post, Spader will continue with his role on the series that began at the conclusion of the last season. A press release from Universal reveals that Spader has made a deal to become a full-time member of the cast. His character surfaced during last season’s final episode which revolved around the search for a new boss for the Scranton office.
Spader’s character, known as Robert California, is a sort of power-salesman that is able to both convince and manipulate other weaker minded individuals. The storyline will play out that upon meeting California last season he was hired over the summer as a new manager at the Sabre office. However within hours of working there, California was promoted to the position of head honcho, taking on a dominant role within the company.
The position of the Scranton boss is still up for grabs. Following Steve Carell’s decision to leave the office, a slew of different comedians graced the screen, including Will Ferrell. According to TV Line’s Michael Ausiello, the supposed plan to fill the position of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton boss may come from within the existing cast.
Ausiello says that the producers are deciding between Jim (John Krasinksi), Dwight ( Rainn Wilson) and Andy (Ed Helms) to take over the boss’s chair. In the series, both Dwight and Andy competed to get access to the position, meanwhile Jim decided he did not want to be part of the management.
Last year’s spring season concluded with a wildly funny episode that included a wide array of actors including Will Arnett, Ricky Gervais, Spader, Jim Carrey, Ray Romano, and Catherine Tate. With Spader’s acting history including shows such as “Boston Legal,” and “The Practice,” it will be interesting for fans to see him in a much more relaxed and comical show.