'The Office': Ready for Idris Elba's guest stint?

Stringer Bell vs. Michael Scott. Fight!

Idris Elba starts his six-episode Scranton stint tonight as "the new boss," taking on the job Jan and Ryan both had — which, of course, gives him a special place in Michael’s heart.You can watch two preview clips here, which look fantastic, and get extra-pumped by following Elba on Twitter. (You’re following us, too, right?)

Here’s a Web-only extra from last week’s "Golden Ticket" episode:

You know what time it is, PopWatchers. What say you about Elba’s guest gig? Will he always be Stringer Bell to you, or can you see him winning a Dundie?

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  • pau

    Stringer Bell in the office : awesome !

  • Wojo

    I’ve seen him in several throw-away roles since Stringer Bell. The first that comes to mind was Hilary Swank’s partner in “The Reaping.” I don’t think he’ll ever do anything as good as Stringer. I can’t recall having seen him do any comedy though. I could maybe see how that would work, but I’m hesitant to get excited quite yet.

  • erin

    Yo String!
    I haven’t watched The Office since the end of season 1, but this will definitely get me to tune in.

  • Krayzeman

    I. Cannot. Wait.

  • Philip

    Whenever I see a character from The Wire on a show/movie I can only think about who they were on the show. The show and actors were too good to really be replicated elsewhere

  • Ohio

    If I wasn’t already a fan of the show I would be one starting tonight! Idris!!

  • ossie

    I haven’t really kept up with the Office lately but this has me excited. I miss The Wire :-(

  • ossie

    I haven’t really kept up with the Office lately but this has me excited. I miss The Wire :-(

  • MDK

    The Wire was the greatest show in television history. Nothing will ever compare to it.
    But this is pretty cool, having Stringer Bell on The Office. I’m psyched.

  • PeterBilt The Nature Boy

    I never watched a minute of The Wire. I know I know. Sorry. Geez. looking forward to seeing the dynamic of Michael and him though.

  • Ceballos

    I see those business classes he was taking during his free time paid off for Stringer.
    Good to have such an excellent actor on my favorite show.

  • Ceballos

    I also meant to say that Amy Ryan (a fellow “Wire” alum) was TERRIFIC on “The Office.” If Elba is half as good, it should be a success.

  • Lita

    London boy in a UK-sourced comedy. Looking forward to it :-P

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