John Krasinski to Mug for the Camera on ‘Arrested Development’

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Considering a good number of his cast mates from The Office found their way on to the first run of Arrested Development (including Ed Helms, Phyllis Smith, Craig Robinson, and Brian Baumgartner) it’s only fair that John Krasinski, who spent years dealing with the craziness at Dunder Mifflin, should also get to experience the craziness of the Bluth Company. Now he’s going to get that chance, and the timing could not be sweeter considering his nine-season run on NBC’s The Office is about to come to a close for good when the series wraps on May 16. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, Krasinski will join the continually impressive roster of guest stars on the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development on Netflix. ( reached out to the actor’s rep for confirmation, but they were not immediately available for comment on the casting news).

Krasinski will be among famous faces to appear on the new incarnation of AD, including Conan O’Brien, Kristen Wiig, John Slattery, Seth Rogen, Isla Fisher, and returning favorites like Andy Richter, Liza Minnelli, Ben Stiller, Carl Weathers, Scott Baio, and Ron Howard. Still no word on Steve Holt (Steve Holt!).

While there’s no details about who Krasinski will play on the comedy (the show’s creators are keeping everything awfully close to the vest… much like you would an illusion, Michael), if the guy can deal with Michael Scott for years, Michael Bluth will be a piece of cake. Well, unless he’s on the Atkins Diet

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