Parks and Recreation fans rejoice! Leslie and Ron are back together. Well technically, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are back together. Still just as exciting though.
The pair will reunite to host NBC’s new crafting competition series The Handmade Project. The twosome will also serve as executive producers, with Poehler producing through her Paper Kite Productions.
The synopsis makes the show sound like a basic reality competition format. However, with Poehler and Offerman involved nothing will be simple.
Each week eight all-around makers, from all walks of life, will take on a series of projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and our expert judges. Over the course of each episode, the contestants must tackle a different theme, hand-making items in different disciplines — the difficulty of which increases with every episode until a winner is crowned. Shot in an outdoor setting, the series will also focus on the characters and camaraderie of those who enjoy creating their own crafts, all under the comedic guidance of Poehler and Offerman.
While Offerman is well-known for his woodworking expertise, Poehler is new to crafting.
“I’m thrilled to be celebrating artists who make things by hand, and I’m looking forward to finally conquering my fear of paper mache,” said Poehler.
“People who make things are my favorite kind of folk. Practical, clever and terrific in a pinch,” said Offerman. “That makes me tickled pink to have a front row seat at this prodigious display of talent, and admiring and cheering on an amazing crop of American makers. Plus, Amy and I have a strong tradition of tomfoolery so let’s see if we don’t have some good fun.”
Contestants of all ages can apply to appear on the show at handmadeprojectcasting.com.