' It all became clear when we said, 'Our cast is amazing'. We still wanted to watch our cast, we still wanted to write for our cast.
Although it was batted around from time to time, we never really considered changing the focus of the show to anyone else other than our people."What has James Spader brought to the set of the show?
Ed Helms has been handed the boss's job as bumbling Ivy Leaguer Andy Bernard, and with James Spader now a show regular as bonkers CEO Robert California, there are plenty of surprises in store.
Digital Spy joined a selection of journalists in a conference with Helms and showrunner Paul Lieberstein (Toby) to find out more.
And would Andy damage his testicles again at the wedding? but I really don't know if Steve will find his way back to the show.
I certainly hope he does."Ed: "Really, so there will be more genital harm? I'm not going to say it's great television, but I have been known to watch it from time to time."Do you ever wonder why this documentary crew are filming Dunder Mifflin?
Andy is searching for that a little bit, but I'm very excited that in that first episode we saw the first inklings of a backbone in Andy. It makes Andy's leadership more plausible in a way.
Dwight is someone who responds very well to a firm hand of leadership.It's the first time he's picking up a football...there's an arm there, but he's got to figure it out."Ed: "And probably for the first game or two he's distracted by the cheerleaders."Paul: "He doesn't know the rules of the game.He's thrown on the field without any sense of the rule."Ed: "Any lessons passed on by Michael Scott to Andy were bad.Andy's leadership is an open question and that's something I'm excited to flesh out.It was great in that opening episode to see a little backbone and see a poignant turn about what might be ahead."Will we ever hear more about the Scranton Strangler? We overshoot quite a bit and we overscript even more than that.