Pete Davidson Peacock series ‘Bupkis’ sets spring premiere date
Davidson writes and stars in the series, loosely based on her own life, and Edie Falco will play her mother.
Pete Davidson is returning to the Peacock Network – sort of. The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member is heading to the Peacock for his new comedy series “Bupkis,” and the show is set for a May 5 release date.
Davidson writes and stars in the series, which, somewhat similar to his film “The King of Staten Island,” is largely based on his life, though unlike the Judd Apatow film, Davidson appears to be playing a specifically fictionalized version of himself. Peacock describes the show as “a heightened, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s real life” that “combines grounded storytelling with the absurdist elements of the unfiltered and wholly original worldview that Pete is well known for.”
The series also stars Italian-American acting legend Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”) and Joe Pesci (“Goodfellas”) as Davidson’s mother and grandfather, respectively. The show features several guest stars, including Davidson’s “Bodies Bodies Bodies” co-star and current girlfriend Chase Sui Wonders, former “SNL” co-star Kenan Thompson, Charlie Day, Brad Garrett, Ray Romano and Simon Rex. “Red Missile.”
Davidson spoke about “Bupkis” at the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfronts presentation, during which he joked, “I can’t believe we’re going to be on Peacock, the streamer that’s responsible for so many great shows like ‘MacGruber’ and reruns . from “The Office”. “I’m here for the media to finally start paying attention to me.”
The actor, who is as famous for his personal life as his works, rose to fame after joining “Saturday Night Live” in 2014; At 20, he was one of the youngest cast members on the long-running sketch series. In addition to her eight seasons on the show, she is also known for “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” “Big Time Adolescence,” and “The Suicide Squad.” Later this year, Davidson voices a robot in “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” and stars with Paul Dano, Sebastian Stan and Seth Rogen in “Dumb Money.”
In addition to Davidson, the show’s writers include Dave Sirus and Judah Miller, the latter of whom is the showrunner. All three executive producers are working with Davidson’s longtime “Saturday Night Live” boss Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin David for the “SNL” production company Broadway Video.
Check out the first look photos of “Bupkis” below.
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