Stanley From 'The Office' Launches Kickstarter For His Own Spinoff
By Paris Close
July 7, 2020
Leslie David Baker, who played the beloved Stanley Hudson on The Office, just kickstarted a petition to get his character his own show.
As fans know, Baker was one of the many actors to star on the 2005 NBC show as an employee of Dunder Mifflin alongside famous co-stars Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson.
Now, seven years after the show ended, the 62-year-old actor has launched a Kickstarter to raise $300,000 to bring his television show, Uncle Stan, to life by August 1. Since it launched on July 2, the fundraiser has already garnered $30,000 in donations.
As detailed on the Kickstarter page, created by Baker’s business partner Sardar Khan, here’s the storyline:
“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. 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.
When Lucky picks up his uncle at LAX in a motorcycle with a sidecar laden with flowers and no room for his luggage, Uncle Stan knows that he will be in for quite the adventure and challenge. With his unique personality and business acumen that he has acquired over decades, Stan is sure to clash once or twice with the wild personalities that Lucky has working in the shop. With his lady friend and soon-to-be fiancé completely in the dark, Uncle Stan must take swift action to make sure that not only his nephew comes out on top, but that he is able to maintain some semblance of his previously comfortable lifestyle moving forward."
Visit the Kickstarter page for donation perks and more info here.
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