The Office actor Leslie David Baker has launched a fundraiser for a new TV show called Uncle Stan.
The 62-year-old played the curmudgeonly Stanley Hudson on all nine seasons of the NBC comedy between 2005 and 2013 and hinted at a new project on his Instagram account earlier this week.
Now Baker has launched a kickstarter for a new TV series in which he will play a character called "Stan" - although for copyright reasons he has stopped short of confirming that the "no-nonsense" Stan in question is Stanley Hudson.
A synopsis posted on the fundraising page explained the premise of the new show: "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 fiancée 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."
The Uncle Stan kickstarter has a set target of $300,000 (£240,000) to reach by the end of the month, although it is unclear at present whether that will fund production of multiple episodes or just a pilot. body check tags ::