It’s an Anchorman Reunion! Will Ferrell is headed to The Office for several episodes later this season. The funny guy is heading to Dunder-Mifflin for a four-episode arc as a branch manager alongside his one-time Anchorman co-star Steve Carell, who plays exiting Scranton Office Manager Michael Scott.
According to NBC, Will’s character will be “just as inappropriate” as Michael. Translation: Set your DVRs!
“We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star,” executive producer Paul Lieberstein said in a statement Wednesday. “We are proud to continue ‘The Office’s’ tradition of discovering famous talent, and we hope that once America gets a good look at Will, they’ll see what we see: tremendous raw sexuality.”
Steve played dimwitted San Diego weatherman Brick Tamland in the 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, which featured Ferrell in the title role.
The Office airs Thursday nights @ 9 PM on NBC.