James Spader (or Robert California) was one of the many people who were vying for the manager position at Dunder Miflin/Saber. But Robert California is aboit to move up in the ranks very quickly…even pumping out Kathy bates as Boss…WTF? Excited?
Itâ€™s official: The employees of Dunder Mifflin are getting a new CEO and his name is Robert California.
James Spaderâ€™s ultra-confident and sexually charged character featured briefly in the NBC hitâ€™s May finale is set to join the cast of the showâ€™s upcoming eighth season, NBC confirmed.
â€œJames will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,â€ said Paul Lieberstein, one of the seriesâ€™ executive producers and a series regular.Â â€œHeâ€™ll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company. James has an energy that is completely his own, andÂ The Office has no tools for dealing with this guy. Weâ€™re thrilled heâ€™s joining our cast.â€
NBC is set to announce the hire, adding a new well-known actor to the ensemble series that saw the departure of its biggest star, Steve Carell, this season, and will also say goodbye to recurring performer Kathy Bates as well. Bates played the companyâ€™s CEO last season, though Spaderâ€™s character is expected to have a greater presence on the show.
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