Steve Carell may be on the way out of Dunder Mifflin but he won’t make it out the door before crossing paths with an old acquaintance.
NBC has confirmed that Will Ferrell is signed on to guest-star in a four-episode arc of ‘The Office’ due to air before the end of this season. He’ll play a higher up at Dunder Mifflin who visits and spends some time at the Scranton branch for reasons still unknown.
Carell’s exit has already been confirmed to take place before the season finale. With Ferrell taking part in four episodes, the odds are favorable that his presence will somehow tie-in to Carell’s exit as either the man sending Michael Scott packing or the man responsible for selecting Scott’s replacement.
If you’re imagining Ferrell playing an equally neurotic character as Michael Scott then you’re barking up the right tree. NBC says Ferrell’s character will be “just as inappropriate” as Michael Scott setting up what should be some classic ‘The Office’ moments.
Carell and Ferrell previously shared the big screen together in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Ferrell played the title character while Carell portrayed an extremely simpleton weatherman who typically spoke in single-word outbursts.