Pete Davidson already gave us one semi-autobiographical project with The King of Staten Island, and he’s getting ready to do it again. Davidson’s new series Bupkis is underway, and Peacock just shared a first look at this project, along with May 4 release date.
According to the streamer’s press release, “the series will combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and completely original worldview for which Pete is well known.” Bupkis will offer a heightened fictionalized version of Davidson’s life, and its style has been compared to Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Davidson co-wrote the series alongside his longtime friend and collaborator Dave Sirus and showrunner Judah Miller. The series will also star Edie Falco (The Sopranos) as Davidson’s mom and Joe Pesci (Goodfellas) as Davidson’s grandfather. It will also feature many guest stars, including Charlie Day, Brad Garrett, Simon Rex, Ray Romano, Kenan Thompson, and Chase Sui Wonders.
Bupkis marks Davidson’s first major TV project following his departure from Saturday Night Live. He most recently collaborated with Peacock on the romantic comedy Meet Cute starring Kaley Cuoco, and we’ll soon get to see him in films Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Dumb Money, The Home, and Wizards!