Art continues to imitate life for Pete Davidson. The comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member will soon star in a comedy series inspired by his life. On Oct. 14, Peacock confirmed to POPSUGAR that production is officially underway for “Bupkis,” a half-hour comedy that will be a combination of storytelling with “absurd elements from the unfiltered and completely original worldview for which Pete is well known.”
Peacock also shared a first-look photo of the series featuring Davidson and Academy Award-winner Joe Pesci, who will play Davidson’s grandfather. Emmy Award-winner Edie Falco is set to star as Davidson’s mom. This will be the second semi-autobiographical project for Davidson, who previously cowrote and starred in 2020’s “The King of Staten Island,” loosely informed by his family dynamic and mental health struggles.
Davidson’s professional and personal lives will provide plenty of material, following a string of high-profile relationships, including his most recent with Kim Kardashian, and his recent exit from “SNL.” Lorne Michaels is set to executive produce for Broadway Video, while showrunner Judah Miller and Dave Sirus are writing and executive producing alongside executive producers Andrew Singer and Erin David. Jason Orley will direct and co-executive produce as well. A release date for “Bupkis” has not been announced yet.
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