*While NBCUniversal is said to still be mulling over whether “The Office“ will receive the reboot, one star of the show is looking to launch his own spinoff.
Leslie David Baker, who played Stanley, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a spinoff centered on his character.
On the official campaign page for the project, the proposed “Uncle Stan” spinoff will follow Stanley Hudson’s post-retirement. The fundraiser makes no mention of “The Office” or showrunner Greg Daniels or original series creator Ricky Gervais, most likely due to copyright issues, per Complex.
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“After enjoying his retirement in Florida, carving wood, enjoying the white sand beaches, and dancing to old disco, Uncle Stan (Leslie David Baker) gets a call from his nephew Lucky in Los Angeles asking for help with his two kids and running his motorcycle/flower shop,” the Kickstarter reads. “With his business failing, his kids growing up without enough attention, and on the brink of losing his patience with the cast of characters he has working in the shop, Lucky is going to need all the help he can get from no-nonsense Uncle Stan.”
The campaign also notes the risks and challenges, stating: Any time a large scale production such as Uncle Stan takes place, there is a chance that challenges might arise. With our team of entertainment professionals that between them have decades of experience in the industry, we will help ensure that we stick to our scheduled production and reward fulfillment schedule.
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Baker and his business partner Sardar Khan are seeking $300,000 by August 1 in order to fund the campaign.
Check out his Kickstarter here.
“The Office” debuted in 2005 and while it initially had a rocky start, the show is now considered a groundbreaker with a massive fanbase.