Peacock has released the official premiere date for Pete Davidson’s (School Dance, The King of Staten Island) series Bupkis. The eight-episode series, co-written, executive produced, and starring Davidson, will be debuting on Thursday, May 4, 2023, on the streaming service, according to Deadline.
“Pete Davidson is one of the most sought-after comedians today with his smart, one-of-a-kind humor and honest point of view,” boasted Chairman of Entertainment Content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Susan Rovner.
Bupkis is a semi-autobiographical project inspired by Davidson’s childhood experiences and features a star-studded cast of characters, according to ComicBook.
“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. We can’t wait to dive in with Lorne Michaels, Broadway Video, and our partners at Universal Television,” said Rovner.
Peacock has described Bupkis, via ComicBook, as a half-hour live-action comedy that presents a fictionalized and exaggerated version of Pete Davidson’s real life. The show promises to blend relatable storytelling with absurd elements drawn from Davidson’s unique and unfiltered worldview, which has earned him a devoted following.
Starring alongside Davidson in this series are two accomplished actors, Joe Pesci (Home Alone, Goodfellas) and Edie Falco (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie). Falco portrays Davidson’s mother while Pesci takes on the role of Davidson’s grandfather.
Guest starring in this new series will be Kenan Thompson (Good Burger, Kenan & Kel), Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs), Simon Rex (Scary Movie 3, What I Like About You), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Horrible Bosses), Brad Garrett (The Pacifier, Everybody Loves Raymond), and Chase Sui Wonders (On the Rocks, Bodies Bodies Bodies), according to Variety.
Serving as showrunner, executive producer, and also co-writer is Judah Miller (Playing House, The King of Staten Island). Also serving as co-writer and executive producer is Dave Sirus (The King of Staten Island, Saturday Night Live), with Erin David (Baby Mama, Masterminds), Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), and Andrew Singer (Portlandia, The Other Two).