The Office star Leslie David Baker returns donations for a spin-off series of Stanley


The Office actor Leslie David Baker refunds donations for the Stanley spin-off series, which raised over $300K on Kickstarter.

You may have forgotten that there was once a spin-off of The Office in the works which would have focused on Stanley Hudson, the grouchy salesman played by Leslie David Baker. The Office

spinoff, Uncle Stanley would have followed Stanley, as he reluctantly returned from retirement to help his niece raise his two children and run a flower/motorcycle shop in Los Angeles. The Kickstarter campaign started with a goal of bringing in $300,000 and concluded with $336,450 in donations, but after three years, some backers started to wonder if they had been scammed.Related

We’ve been working behind-the-scenes to get everything on track, and rewards fulfilled. We are as excited as you all to release this project and we truly appreciate your patience and support. The project took longer than anticipated due to circumstances beyond our control.”Baker continued, “Initial delays were caused because of the Covid lockdowns and pushed us back further than expected. The WGA strike came to light just as things were returning to normal. We began preproduction and reward fulfillment. We will continue to be on pause until an agreement can be reached. As you know, SAG has now gone on strike. The total amount of money to be refunded is $110,629.10. As for the discrepancy between the refund and the donations, Baker explained that a “large portion of backers’ pledges were lowered, or completely dropped and never collected once the campaign was completed.

” He still intends on making Uncle Stan once the strikes are over, but felt that refunding the money was the best thing to do at this stage.

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