By Mike Bruno
Updated January 15, 2009 at 07:23 PM EST

Idris Elba, perhaps best-known for his protrayal of Stringer Bell on HBO’s The Wire, will appear later this season in six episodes of NBC’s The Office as a rival to Dunder Mifflin regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carrell), Variety reports. NBC is expected to announce the casting at today’s TCA presentation. Elba was most recently seen in Guy Ritchie’s Rocknrolla.

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