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At NBC's 2022 Upfront presentation, it was announced that SNL's Pete Davidson is slated to star in Bupkis, a new comedy series for Peacock based on the comedian's life. Davidson is also writing and executive producing the half-hour, live-action comedy alongside Lorne Michaels, Judah Miller, Dave Sirus, Andrew Singer, and Erin David.
As if that wasn't enough good news, Nurse Jackie and Sopranos fans also have some major celebrating to do. Edie Falco is set to play Davidson's mom in the new series, which follows Davidson as he navigates dramatized versions of real-life experiences.
"The series will combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and completely original worldview for which Pete is well-known," the official NBC press release reads.
Since his SNL debut in 2014, Davidson has become synonymous with first-rate comedy. Bupkis won't be the actor's first self-devised piece. Some may remember his semi-autobiographical movie The King of Staten Island, which told the story of Davidson's childhood on Staten Island, his father's death, and how he got his start in comedy.
Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, says Davison is a "one-of-a-kind" talent.
“Pete Davidson is one of the most sought-after comedians today with his smart, one-of-a-kind humor and honest point of view,” she said in a statement. "Bupkis will showcase Pete’s funny, surprising, and unfiltered brand of comedy audiences have come to love as we continue to bolster our Peacock comedy slate.”
Stay tuned for an official release date for Bupkis.
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